In this video, we’re going to be planning a #software development project in five steps. Tell me if this situation sounds familiar: You’re browsing your #Udemy courses and see a cool project. You follow the tutorial step-by-step and soon have a nice-looking project that also has some sweet functionality. Right on! Problem is, 100,000 other people have that same exact project freshly pushed to #GitHub. Sad trombone…
What happens when you’ve reached the point in your software development journey where you’re ready to develop your own projects? Where and how do you start? Rip open a #code editor and hope for the best? (If you’re like me at the start of my career, yes.)
No doubt, experimentation is fun and can lead to some great ideas, but without testing your technical ideas or even asking yourself if they’re feasible, you’re going to be spending a lot of wasted time in front of a computer screen. Why put that unnecessary strain on your eyes, even in dark mode?
Instead, check out this five-step video guide to planning a software development project and you’ll be well on your way to better results you can not only show off proudly in your #portfolio, but also take full credit for as the creator.
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