Hey I have a question. Or some. 🤔
IDK if I’m actually going to get a conversation going here but it’s worth a try.
There are so many open source projects out there all doing so many beautiful things and they are being built by... Developers. Engineers. Etc.
I’m talking mostly about nodejs stuff.
There seems to be a form of layers that all projects follow.
Projects like React, create-react-app, Apollo, Prisma, and not just using them but building them.
Projects that you build to be used by others.
Modularizations... Unit testings... Authentications... HOCs... config files... database this and that... handling files... I mean I could go on and on...
This all seems like rocket science with noodles(node_modules) as a beginner frontend developer who builds components with ReactJS. Who Uses firebase cause it’s so damn easy. Who maybe can build a hello world express server...
I know you don’t have to know everything.
My point is...
For all you awesome devs who work or are getting into backend development and building API’s and contributing to the open source community.
Where did you start?
If you could go back in time... Where would you start?
How long did it take (you) to be able to look at a project for the first time and start thinking about how you can contribute?
Sorry for the weird grammar. 🤪
Thanks for any input. 😇