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Software Development Quiz Game

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  • This is an app developed using NextJS on Vercel.
  • The UI components were built using
  • Questions for the quiz are generated using a scheduled lambda that uses Google's Gemini, see for more information.
  • I'm using dynamodb as the database, next section details the data models involved.

Data Models


  • This is the custom user record for the app. There is another user model (AuthUser) which is managed by auth.js
  • For this model, the secondary index is used as a leaderboard.
  pk: USER#{userId},
  sk: QUIZ_USER#{userId},
  GSI1SK: SCORE#{score}#{userId},
  score: number,
  gamesPlayed: number,
  name: string,
  email: string


Represents a quiz with questions, options to select and the correct answer for each question.

  pk: QUIZ#{date},
  sk: QUIZ,
  questions: [
      question: string,
      options: string[],
      answer: number,

Quiz Submission

  • Represents a quiz submission of a user.
  • We can query all submissions of a user on the primary index (table).
  • We can query all submissions across all users, for a given date, using the secondary index.
  pk: USER#{userId},
  sk: QUIZ#{date},
  answers: number[],
  score: number,
  GSI1SK: USER#{userId},

Models from Auth.js


  pk: USER#{userId},
  sk: USER#{userId},
  GSI1PK: USER#{email},
  GSI1SK: USER#{email},
  email: string,
  name: string,


  pk: USER#{userId},
  sk: ACCOUNT#{provider}#{providerAccountId},
  GSI1PK: ACCOUNT#{provider},
  GSI1SK: ACCOUNT#{providerAccountId},
  provider: string,
  providerAccountId: string,
  userId: string,


  pk: USER#{userId},
  sk: SESSION#{sessionToken},
  GSI1PK: SESSION#{sessionToken},
  GSI1SK: SESSION#{sessionToken},
  userId: string,
  sessionToken: string,
  expires: number // after this date, TTL expires and dynamodb will delete the record

This is a Next.js project bootstrapped with create-next-app.

Getting Started

First, run the development server:

npm run dev
# or
yarn dev
# or
pnpm dev
# or
bun dev

Open http://localhost:3000 with your browser to see the result.

You can start editing the page by modifying app/page.tsx. The page auto-updates as you edit the file.

This project uses next/font to automatically optimize and load Inter, a custom Google Font.

Learn More

To learn more about Next.js, take a look at the following resources:

You can check out the Next.js GitHub repository - your feedback and contributions are welcome!

Deploy on Vercel

The easiest way to deploy your Next.js app is to use the Vercel Platform from the creators of Next.js.

Check out our Next.js deployment documentation for more details.


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