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A personal website project as a simple personal list of recently seen movies and series.

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Database & API



The idea started when one day I was watching movies with a friend and we were talking about how great would be to have a list of watched movies. Of course, there is a possibility to track movies on services like IMDB, but I wanted a more tailored experience, with a more minimalistic solution. So the next day I put some sketches of what I would like to have and started the development of the website.

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Simple blog-style records adding was not ideal, while it takes time to fill out all the fields, that is why I decided to include TMDb API to automatically retrieve all associated data with records. At the development time, I was interested in the NextJS framework so it was an easy choice for a website builder platform.

For records storing I decided to go with MongoDB, just for learning purposes.

dariuszaida.lt website preparations
dariuszaida.lt website preparations
dariuszaida.lt website preparations

Currently, there are more than 550 titles of Movies and Series on the list since 2016, when I started tracking what I watch.

You can visit the live website to see what I was watching recently and what is my opinion abaut it.

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