If you’ve gone through a computer science lesson on any level, whether the subject was one of the modules in your formal academic course or if you raced through some coding tutorials, examples and exercises you came across online, one thing is for certain — you feel empowered. You feel as if having gotten the basics, you perhaps have an idea for an application to develop which could perhaps change the way some or other task is done for the better and hopefully even generate you a good sum of money while even a small segment of the market finds it useful enough to make good use of.
That’s the whole point of learning how to code — empowering yourself with a set of skills which essentially turn the web into your oyster, just waiting for you to fill it up with just about anything you want. Hopefully in that process of you filling up your oyster, some onlookers will love what you come up with and adopt your “new dish.” All the better that you endeavoured to learn some coding skills because the direction in which things are headed suggests that coding will be an essential skill required for basic survival in an increasingly technical world. I mean if you just look at it as it is, the skilled coder who can demonstrate some useful ability either won’t have a problem finding a job as a source of income, or in fact building something from nothing which has the capacity to generate them some earnings. From developing a gaming app which gets downloaded a few thousand times to getting hired for some coding, or even perhaps developing your very own web application project, opportunities are aplenty for anyone who dedicates a good portion of their time and effort to learning how to code.
So armed with your new set of coding skills, many of which are perhaps open source and could have you launching your million-dollar project in no time, you’re perhaps looking for a project to get into. You’ve perhaps even watched the Social Network movie a few times (a lot of times, in reality) and you’re ready to code away, but there’s just one thing standing in your way. You don’t know where to start.
Some of the most challenging web application development projects have this in common — that annoying element of inducing a feeling of uncertainty, which leaves you not knowing exactly where to start. If you’re working on an online betting site for instance, something akin to what bet365 has going on, where exactly do you start? I mean even if you take more of an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) approach, which you should be doing I might add, whatever object you endeavour to start working on, somewhere somehow there always seems to be some missing properties, variables or other forms of data which you can’t seem to work around or work without.
If this ever happens however, you should be assured of the fact that it’s just part and parcel of working on a challenging web application development project, but once you’ve managed to get it done and you’re good to launch, if it doesn’t succeed in itself, you at least have a reference point for the live demonstration of your coding and development skills.