I've been studying some things in the past month and I need to build a project. It's the best way to learn something for real: building something with your knew acquired knowledge! I've tried to watch courses several times but until I build something, even if it's just a quick and small mockup, I can't get it fixed in my mind.
This project is something a bit bigger than any other side project I've ever tried. This one will be a real product that I want to test. I don't have great expectations about the outcome, but I want to test my Just ship it mentality. It has several parts, it requires a bit more than just a website to be built, but it's happening. As I said in my previous post, I'm committed to create something for the next 30 days (well, it's been more than a week now) and, besides writing, I've been working on this project. My goal is to ship it within these 30 days, so I'm investing at least 1h a day to get it sorted. I guarantee it won't be perfect, but I know I'll learn a lot by doing it. I've already learned a lot so far.
As I can't say much about it, I will just list some of the tools I'm using to get this project working:
- Trello: for planning the whole thing and using it as a Kanban board
- Canva: for the designs. I'm used to work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and Figma, but I decided to learn another tool and see how it goes
- Gatsby: as I've been working with React more and more, it feels like it's the quickest way to get this project going
- VSCode: because I've been using it for coding for the last 3 years or so
That's it, not so many tools because I want this to be quick and simple. The Product Management side of things is what is taking me a bit more time. It's a brand new area for me and it's interesting to be doing that for real in a side project (after years of doing it without knowing there was a name for that).
Anyway, I need to concentrate on that. I just wanted to reinforce my commitment by writing another post so I can't procrastinate on this.