Here are a few things I seem to hear all the time from people in our community and from other self-taught programmers:
“I struggle with putting any of the stuff I know into practice. I don’t know the ‘right’ way to do this.”
“There are plenty of resources on learning the tools, but many fewer resources where possible uses are demonstrated.”
“I want to ‘take it to the next level’ and build my own real-world applications. But I just don’t know where to start.”
There are a lot of tutorials out there that help you learn the basics of programming, that show you how to create a mini web app, or a little game, or something. But they don’t do a good job of showing you how to make real stuff. Like a web application that people would actually use.
And I’ve been guilty of this with some of my past courses. But based on the feedback from you, my kickass readers, I’ve learned that it’s much more useful to learn how to build real applications based on your own ideas that you actually care about.
There are obviously a ton of beginner courses (Codecademy, etc) and then there are the full-blown in-person bootcamps, but there’s not much in between. And, from what I’ve seen, there’s nothing that shows you how to build an application something based on your own idea. Nada.
Soo, here’s my idea. I want to create a series of videos that go through and show you the entire process of how to build a real application based on your own idea, and then launch it. So other people can actually access it and use it.
The things I want to make sure I cover are:
- how you can come up with an idea if you don’t already have one;
- how to take that idea, break it down into smaller pieces, and then build an initial, foundational skeleton application; and then
- how to add your application’s custom features on top of that foundation; and finally
- how to launch your application
And to demonstrate all those steps, I’m planning to build my own application from scratch. I’ll record everything I do (screencast-style) throughout the entire process and share those videos. Each of the videos would cover one step of the process. (And thus be the basis for each lesson in the overall course.)
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The first lessons should be available in the next few weeks. If you’re interested, enter your email address in the form below so I can send you updates.