🔺 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects



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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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  1. Shoutout to George M. and Dwayne D. (and others!!) for this video idea!
    👉 Hi everyone, I crafted this video with care because planning is such an important part of developing a successful portfolio. The steps shown here can also help you achieve independence as a developer. I truly hope you benefit from it and find some inspiration and ideas. 👉👉👉

    If you did, please be sure to show Youtube’s algorithm that you care! Hit that like button, subscribe, share your thoughts, turn off your adblocker for this channel, and share on social media. If you really dug it and want to go the extra mile, there are many fabulous ways to do that:

    👉via Patreon (sweet swag, even a custom bathmat): http://www.patreon.com/realtoughcandy

    👉via Paypal 1-time donation: paypal.me/toughcandy

    👉via investing in my top-rated course on Udemy: https://bit.ly/2R7Q8nd

    👉also via eBook & video bundle (rave reviews): https://realtoughcandy.com/developer/

    I really appreciate the support and am so happy to see how many people have been enjoying this channel and my website. There is SOOOO much more to come! 
    Code on and prosper, 
    RTC

    Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/realtoughcandy

    Chat about geeky dev stuff in our Discord (open to all): https://discord.gg/88Q4v3m

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