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Code Every Day: Eulercoder Motivation

I read a blog post and now I'm inspired by John Resig (Who was in turn, inspired by Jennifer Dewalt), I am going to write code every day, starting today. I hope to write about my coding progress regularly on this blog.

Why I intend on writing as I go along

  • Obligate me to actually code every day (though this may not work because this blog has practically no readership)

  • Keep a log of my progress over time

  • Recall the reasoning I used when justifying decisions (e.g. this list describes why I decided to blog while doing this)

What I hope to gain from this

  • Better programming skills and intuition. Improved familiarity with tools, paradigms, etc.

  • Improve my algorithmic knowledge.

  • Learn new languages, frameworks etc. by application rather than just reading docs.

  • Create some interesting projects, hopefully, some worth mentioning in a technical interview or something (for those "describe a time you ran into a problem when programming and how you fixed your problem" type questions)

  • Spend free time more productively (as of now, coding seems like a much more useful way of spending my free time than chatting on WhatsApp or watching prank videos on YouTube)

  • Meet people, become more familiar with the many programming communities on the internet.

Ideas what to do each day

This section is more of just a brainstorm/dump of different ways I can code each day.

  • Learn a new language or framework. On my to-learn list: Dart, Go, R and other JavaScript web frameworks.

  • Solve problems on different Coding platforms and Interview problems.

  • Play with APIs and write tools for myself and the community.

  • Contribute to Open Source projects.

What are the projects currently I'm working on

  • Charmandar: A New Bot for Slack, I'm trying to bring Google right there in your Slack channel. I'm working on it since a month and it is still under development.

  • Milotic Theme: Milotic is a new theme for all text editors available. The theme for sublime and Visual Studio is available and under development for other text Editors.

  • FCC-Downloder: FCC-Downloader is script to download all your solutions on FreeCodeCamp.

  • FreeCodeCamp: Next Week I'll be analyzing data of FCC. You can join the gitter channel for more information about the project.

That's all!


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