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TikTok clone using React, JAMStack and Astra DB

A simple Tik-Tok clone running on Astra DB that leverages the Document API.

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Astra DB Tik-Tok

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A simple Tik-Tok clone running on Astra DB that leverages the Document API.

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Objectives

  • Work through a video tutorial to build a simple Tik-Tok clone
  • Leverage Netlify and DataStax Astra DB

How this works

We're using Create-React-App and the Astra DB Document API to create a simple Tik-Tok clone. Follow along in this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/IATOicvih5A.

Get Started

To build and play with this app, follow the build instructions that are located here: https://github.com/DataStax-Examples/astra-tik-tok/blob/master/README.md#running-astra-tik-tok.

Running Astra DB Tik-Tok

Follow the instructions below to get started.

Video Content:

  • https://youtu.be/IATOicvih5A
  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (03:05) Creating our Database on DataStax
  • (06:52) Setting up our App
  • (12:37) Routing Pages
  • (18:02) Creating Components
  • (28:32) Introduction to Data with Netlify and Stargate
  • (30:10) Introduction to using the astrajs/collections
  • (34:01) Posting data to our Database (creating dummy Tik Tok posts)
  • (34:01) Adding authorization to access our Database
  • (43:10) Getting data from our Database (getting all our Tik Tok posts)
  • (50: 32) Viewing all our Data
  • (51:56) Rendering components based on our Data
  • (01:17:01) Editing our Data (following/unfollowing a user)
  • (01:32:57) Adding new Data to our Database (creating a Tik Tok post)

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Prerequisites

Let's do some initial setup by creating a serverless(!) database.

DataStax Astra

  1. Create a DataStax Astra account if you don't already have one:

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  1. On the home page. Locate the button Create Database

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  1. Locate the Get Started button to continue

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  1. Define a database name, keyspace name and select a database region, then click create database.

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  1. Your Astra DB will be ready when the status will change from Pending to Active 💥💥💥

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  1. After your database is provisioned, we need to generate an Application Token for our App. Go to the Settings tab in the database home screen.

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  1. Select Admin User for the role for this Sample App and then generate the token. Download the CSV so that we can use the credentials we need later.

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  1. After you have your Application Token, head to the database connect screen and copy the connection information that we'll need later. We'll replace ASTRA_DB_APPLICATION_TOKEN with the Token value that is part of your Application Token.

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Github

  1. Click Use this template at the top of the GitHub Repository:

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  1. Enter a repository name and click 'Create repository from template':

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  1. Clone the repository:

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🚀 Getting Started Paths:

Make sure you've completed the prerequisites before starting this step

Running on your local machine

  1. Create a .env file and fill it with values from the .env.sample file.

  2. Make sure the package dependencies are installed

# install dependencies
npm install
  1. Then, start the app in dev mode. Changes in the src or functions directories will trigger reloads.
# start in dev mode
npm run dev

Create your Account and get started!

Let's Go!
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