Developers have to cope with pretty hard choices every day. This is a collection of the most complex and funny choices. What will be yours?
How to add a question to choiceof.dev
As it is a project by the developers for the developers, we want to make the act to contribute a cool and fun way to learn how to contribute to open source project. To add a question, you must clone the project locally, built it, updating one file and adding your two images.
Just a quick reminder, the project is supposed to be funny. Therefore, questions must be... funny. If you are creating a question that is not extremely funny in the choice, at least, try to find funny images to illustrate it.
The file to edit is:
You will find there a list of questions, with a slug, a title, a description, the right and left choices and their respective images.
You can add a question at the end of the list, or in the middle, it doesn't matter.
Then you have to add two images in the folder
apps/devchoices-next/public/assets/img with the name you have precise in the other file.
Then you can run the project locally and check if everything is working fine. You can test your question directly by going to the following url:
If you like the result, it's time to generate the preview of this question for social networks. To do this run the command:
pnpm ts-node scripts/preview-generator.ts
If for some reason you want to regenerate all the previews, you can run the command:
pnpm ts-node scripts/preview-generator.ts --override
Now you are ready to submit your PR. We will review it and if everything is fine, and if the joke is fun, we will merge it and your question will be available on the website
How to contribute to the core project and adding features
In the issues of the repository, you will see many open tickets. You can take one of them if you fancy and propose your solution on a PR. You can also create issues by yourself if you experienced a bug or if you have an idea for a new feature.
The project is modernised copy of his little brother choixdemerde.fr It is built with:
There are also many community plugins you could add.
Run the project locally
Clone the repository, install the dependencies and run the project:
pnpm install npx nx serve
You should see this:
And going on
localhost:4200 you should see the project running.
Run the storybook
If you want to work on components, on design system, or on a dedicated environment without bore effects of the app, you can run the storybook:
nx run shared-ui:storybook
You should see this in your terminal
localhost:4400 you should see the storybook running.
This open source project and this website have been created by Benjamin Code to celebrate his 100k subscribers on YouTube. The project is inspired by choixdemerde.fr which is a project also created by Benjamin Code and that costed him a lot of money back in the day... If you want to learn more about this story and how a big buzz on your funny side project can ruins you, you will find this article on Medium
"The story of choix de merde is terrible. It costed me a lot of time and money and never brought me anything. But the stories about this catastrophic development made me starts a YouTube channel and it has been so far the best experience of my life. For the 100k subscribers I wanted to bring back some light on this story and complete the loop" – Benjamin Code