Jim O’Brien has always been interested in front-end design, and now, midway through the Hack Reactor course, he can start to make substantial additions to that field. In his limited spare time as a Hack Reactor student, he began looking around for developer resources for transitioning between various states in an app in a visually pleasing way.
O’Brien started to work on ways to make these visual effects easy for another developer to implement into a project.
“Currently the only way to do that is in polymer, which is still in its early stages,” he explains, “so I wanted to shift to Angular.”
When he started the project, O’Brien was just messing around, but with some encouragement from his Hack Reactor peers, he posted his work publicly.
“I've always liked front end and design, but Hack Reactor is what gave me the confidence and anchor to put it out there and see how it was received,” he notes.
Ng-morph was received quite well. At the time of writing, it has 374 github stars and 15 forks. The library got an enthusiastic reception on the Angular subreddit, and it made it into the most popular Angular newsletter. Other Hack Reactor students are already running the library in their projects.