Starting my first real project - Devlog #1

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08 Feb 2020

2 minute read

I started at the end of 2019 my work on Devolio, a social community for programmers! I found other online tech communities sometimes too clickbait or dull (Case in point of a post I just found:Top 13 useful JavaScript array tips and tricks you should know) or they were not focused on actual discussion (talking to people about tech is super interesting!).

So I want to build this platform for programmers to share and engage with other fellow coders. I am building this with a Rails backend and the only JS framework I am using is Jquery (outdated stack but it works). All this will be hosted on Heroku for now but I will switch to more scalable alternatives later.

I am really excited about the different features I am working on to make my project fun for me to build and for other hackers to use:

Progress & Pics

School takes up a decent chunk of time but I am still happy with my progress and the overall design and structure of the project.

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Future Goals

Here are the features and important parts of the project logic I need to work on:

It is really exciting to be working and deploying the first project I am really serious about! I can’t wait. Of course, all this shiny functionality won’t matter if people don’t find the project useful (paradoxical considering community-based projects are only useful if they have users). I want to see if there is real interest in building this tool and would love to get the help of other devs for this product!

You can sign up for updates on Devolio at my landing page and you can chat about the project with me on it’s discussion page.

If you have any questions, please comment down below and I’d really appreciate to hear your thoughts!

Big thanks to the amazing Github Student Pack for allowing me to create this!