Chapter 7. Building a Twitter clone

This chapter covers

  • Developing a Twitter clone in Nim
  • Storing and querying for data in a SQL database
  • Generating HTML and sending it to the user’s browser
  • Deploying your web application

Web applications have become extremely popular in recent years because of their convenience and the widespread use of web browsers. Many people have taken advantage of this to become millionaires, developing the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

Large web applications consisting of many components are typically written in several different programming languages, chosen to match the requirements of the components. In most cases, the core infrastructure is written in a single language, with a few small specialized ...

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