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Around is a full-stack web application for people to share photos/videos and publish posts. The frontend is built with React, and the backend is created using Go. It also supports fuzzy search powered by Elasticsearch.

Project Architecture

Project Architecture

Technical Details


  • Built user-friendly webpages for users to create and browse posts and search other users’ posts using React
  • Improved authentication using token-based registration/login/logout flow with React Router v4 and server-side user authentication with JWT
  • Deployed to AWS Amplify


  • Launched a scalable web service in Go to handle user posts and account information
  • Used Elasticsearch to support searching posts based on keyword or username
  • Deployed to Google Cloud (Google App Engine)

Rui Zhang

Dec 10, 2021


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