As I stated in my recap post, I have a passion for building web applications. It’s part of what has been driving me to learn as much as I can about the full stack over the last few years.
Well, I think the time has come for me to put what I’ve been learning into practice and attempt to build out an actual web application.
Say hello to learningtracks.io! You will learn more about what this site will be all about as we move forward.
Before we start this journey, let me first start by listing out a few disclaimers:
- I don’t know everything!
- This project is a learning exercise.
- Some of the time I’ll have no clue what I’m doing and will rely on doing what Google search tells me to do.
- Do I really think I’m ready to take on this kind of project? Hell no!
Journaling the Process
Initially, I intended on making this project a huge series of tutorials.
After some thought, I’ve decided that would be way too time-consuming and a huge mental blocker that would continually cause me to freeze and do nothing!
Instead, I am going to take the approach of journaling the process. I’ll include my thought process behind decisions I’ve made, resources I’ve used, and any other tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. Basically, these journal entries will be filled with lots of golden nuggets!
The main reason I am choosing a journaling approach is that it’s a huge time saver. I can sit down and write out a journal entry in an hour. Whereas a tutorial can take days to write.
These journal entries will be a quicker read as well. No BS, just the good stuff!
Finally, I am still going to write detailed tutorials about different concepts along the way!
In the End
This experiment could end up being a complete failure and I’m OK with that. It’s all about learning.
If by sharing this experience I help even just one person along the way, then it will have been worth it!