So it has been 1 month and 11 days since I started. And it has been really interesting to say the least.
What I did not expect and was surprised in a good way was to discover the indie scene of builders like indiehackers.com and blogs of successful serial builder like levels.io
Really when I first got in, it kind of seemed like a dry scene with not much excitement. And this is true for the coding part of development. But I started looking into the startup scene and the people who are using those skills to build businesses, this is where it all came alive!
There is a vibrant community of builder and hacker. I would highly suggest Peter Level book if you are looking to build your own application. It’s called Makebook, you can read it in one sitting and has lots of good info and is really inspiring.
So i’m very glad to have found those people, as i’m just ready to stop following tutorial and actually start building my ideas.
For an update on my skills, I am still a newbie but I went from not knowing what I don’t know to knowing what I don’t know. So it is a very subtle change, if any, but at least now, if I go on google to search for something I’ll mostly know what to look for.
I will be starting developing my app today. So that would give me 1 month and 2 weeks to build, launch and get users on my web application. yay!
Here I’ll list the people I’ve been follwing that I think could help you if you are looking to start building web application too:
Automate the boring stuff – book
Miguel Grinberg Mega-flask tutorial – blog
Those are pretty much all the resources I liked the most to learn how to build stuff. I also bought a few books off Amazon about python and database but I mostly spent my time with the tutorial above. Just try them all, most are free and dig deeper in what you like the most. It’s a mix bag of written and video content.
personally, I find it nice to build something with a text book or a blog, then watch a video and everything you did is explained in a different manner and it all make sense. And those guys above are all great teachers so listen a little bit of each.
For the next few weeks, starting tomorrow morning, I will be entirely focus on building my application. As I said I think I know enough to be dangerous, I don’t want to become a pro programmer, just build my web applications.
I will surely share here when I’ll need some feedback with my web application so come back often if you are curious and let me know if you have experience doing something similar in the comment below.
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