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RealWorld Example Applications

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See how the exact same clone (called Conduit) is built using any of our supported frontends and backends. Yes, you can mix and match them, because they all adhere to the same API spec ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Ž

While most "todo" demos provide an excellent cursory glance at a framework's capabilities, they typically don't convey the knowledge & perspective required to actually build real applications with it.

RealWorld solves this by allowing you to choose any frontend (React, Angular 2, & more) and any backend (Node, Django, & more) and see how they power a real world, beautifully designed fullstack app called "Conduit".

Read the full blog post announcing RealWorld on Medium.


Sorted by popularity every 24 hours.

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React / Redux
React / Redux Star Fork
Elm Star Fork
Angular Star Fork
React / MobX
React / MobX Star Fork
AngularJS Star Fork
Vue Star Fork
Svelte / Sapper
Svelte / Sapper Star Fork
ClojureScript + Keechma
ClojureScript + Keechma Star Fork
ClojureScript + re-frame
ClojureScript + re-frame Star Fork
AppRun Star Fork
Crizmas MVC
Crizmas MVC Star Fork
Aurelia Star Fork
Dojo 2
Aurelia Star Fork

Work In Progress: Ember | React+Relay | Svelte | Aurelia | ClojureScript | Mithril | Vanilla JS (Web Components) | Angular+NgRx+nx


Sorted by popularity every 24 hours.

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Node / Express
Node / Express Star Fork
Laravel Star Fork
Django Star Fork
ASP.NET Core Star Fork
Elixir + Phoenix
Elixir + Phoenix Star Fork
Rails Star Fork
Kotlin / Spring
Kotlin / Spring Star Fork
Flask Star Fork
Slim Star Fork
Spring Star Fork
CakePHP Star Fork
Koa / Knex
Koa / Knex Star Fork
Golang + Gin
Golang + Gin Star Fork
Rust Star Fork
GCP Cloud Functions + Datastore
Serverless GCP Cloud Functions + Datastore Star Fork
Hapi.js Star Fork
QEWD.js Star Fork
Moleculer Star Fork
F# Star Fork
Scala & Play Framework
Scala & Play Framework Star Fork

Work In Progress: Clojure | Crystal + Kemal | Dotnet Core (C#) | Dropwizard | Elixir + Phoenix | F# | Falcon + GAE | Firebase + GCP Cloud | Go + Gin | Go + Gorilla mux | Go + net/http | HapiJS | Haskell / Servant | Loopback 3.0 | Nim | Node + GraphQL | Node (Lambda + DynamoDB) | Node + Moleculer | Phalcon | Scala + Play | Slim | Spring (w/ Spring Boot) | Symfony


Work In Progress: React Native | Ionic 2+ | Xamarin


Since these implementations are reponsible for the entire stack, they obviously cannot be mixed and matched but they still adhere to the same functionality & UX specs.

Work In Progress: Meteor | Ruby Hyperloop | Firebase

Create a new stack

Create a new stack

Know any of these frameworks (or one that isn't listed)?
Create a new framework implementation >>>

Or you can view upcoming stacks (WIPs)

Note: All stacks that are a WIP are experimental and incomplete.

Don't expect everything to work perfectly out of the box!

How do I get up & running?

Simply follow the instructions in the README of whatever frontend and/or backend repo's you want to get up and running.

Can you teach me how to build each stack from scratch?

Yup! We've built step-by-step tutorials for all of our stacks that teach you how to go from git init all the way to the production ready application. Start learning now >>>

Community created resources

Forks, tutorials, workshops, and other resources based on the RealWorld project:

Learn more

  • "Introducing RealWorld ๐Ÿ™Œ" by Eric Simons
  • Every tutorial is built against the same API spec to ensure modularity of every frontend & backend
  • Every frontend utilizes the same hand crafted Bootstrap 4 theme for identical UI/UX
  • There is a hosted version of the backend API available for public usage, no API keys required
  • Interested in creating a new RealWorld stack? View our starter guide & spec

Who made this?

RealWorld would not be possible without the open source community continuously helping push the project forward. In addition, we have a core project team composed of:

Eric Simons - Founder/Lead

Eric is a Software Engineer, UI Designer, and author of many technical books & tutorials. He oversees the project direction, maintenance and organizes the planning and development efforts of the team.

Albert Pai - Founder/Lead

Albert is a Software Engineer, DevOps ninja, and author of many technical books & tutorials. He oversees the project direction, maintenance and organizes the planning and development efforts of the team.

Thinkster - Funding/Support

Thinkster creates high quality resources that help Javascript developers succeed. The RealWorld project wouldn't exist without their funding, so please consider investing in a Pro subscription to help support us!

James Brewer - Admin

James is a Software Engineer at Square and a contributor to the Django project. He created & maintains the RW Django codebase and continually provides guidance for the RealWorld project itself.

Anish Karandikar - Admin

MathWorker, ex-Google, ex-Computational Fluid Dynamicist, forever lover of tech & humanities โค๏ธ

Sandeesh S. - Admin

Full stack developer, Laravel enthusiast, Digital marketing specialist and an avid gamer.

Cameron Chapman - Admin

Cameron Chapman is a Software Engineer at FanThreeSixty. He's an open source enthusiast and is helping to teach a local web development boot camp at Kansas University.

Special thanks to...

RealWorld wouldn't be possible without the help of the open source community reviewing codebases, creating new app implementations, and many other tasks that help push this project forward. We especially appreciate the OSS leaders who have helped contribute to RealWorld:

  • Dan Abramov (creator of Redux) for helping spark the initial idea, getting the Redux community involved, as well as graciously taking the time to provide feedback on the Redux codebase
  • Max Lynch (creator of Ionic) for taking the time to provide guidance in the early days of this project
  • Addy Osmani (creator of TodoMVC) for helping spark the initial idea and his amazing work with TodoMVC
  • TodoMVC (team & contributors) for their exemplary & successful work; their project & org has been an invaluable analogy for us as we've built out RealWorld
  • James Brewer (docs contributor to Django) for countless brainstorming sessions, helping name this project, and creating the Django codebase + tutorial


All of the codebases are MIT licensed unless otherwise specified.

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