Recently I’ve been developing an app using Socket.io. I had the idea when I heard about the Dot Collector app. This intrigued me and, more to the point, I thought “I could build something like that!”.
I take every project on as a learning experience primarily, and think about the business objectives later. It probably isn’t the best way to think about things but at this stage in my web development career, I just want to learn!
One of my weaknesses when it comes to starting projects is finishing them. It is something I will definitely work on in the future.
However, this application I’m building at the moment is going well and I do think I’ll finish it. One thing I did differently this time was, instead of designing it first, I went straight in to getting the functionality down first. The app looks terrible, but it works. Eventually, when I’m done with all the functionality, I’ll start designing it.