For people who just finished Codecademy.
When you study programming, the most efficient way of self-studying is developing a product. This approach is much faster than taking any programming course to improve your programming skills.
So, I always tried to convince the students like this,
It’s gonna be fun if you start to learn server-side and launch some application. Please, don’t give up.
but many students stop learning programming while at the HTML and CSS stage.
(Maybe, starting with HTML is not a good idea in order to encourage people to study programming.)
Replace new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring todo, weather, and inspiration.
To be brief, if you install this extension on Chrome, every time you open a new tab there will be a greeting message over a super cool picture. The number of downloads is already several million. If you haven’t used this, I highly recommend you to install it. Maybe you’ll only experience this application for 2 to 3 seconds per new tab, but you can relax for that little moment.
Let’s try to clone this application!
Phase 1: Things to prepare
- Nice picture: from unsplash
- manifest.json (to be loaded from Chrome)
The way I developed the application quickly was by focusing on the present, not the future. Of course, it’s important to have a concrete plan when it’s not your solo project. But! The lifetime of self-motivation is very short, so when you feel like developing something you better finish it very quickly. If you start to think about other options that will…