Chapter 1: How to Create a Reddit Clone Using React and Firebase

by Nirmalya Ghosh

In this article, we'll be using Firebase along with Create React App to build an app that will function similar to Reddit. It will allow the user to submit a new link that can then be voted on.

Here's a live demo of what we'll be building.

Why Firebase?

Using Firebase will make it very easy for us to show real-time data to the user. Once a user votes on a link, the feedback will be instantaneous. Firebase's Realtime Database will help us in developing this feature. Also, it will help us to understand how to bootstrap a React application with Firebase.

Why React?

React is particularly known for creating user interfaces using a component architecture. Each component ...

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