On finally launching something

Damien Cosset on April 17, 2019

Introduction My last article was about how I struggled with a particular problem. Turns out this problem was part of an application I wa... [Read Full]
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So relatable. My credo is:

Code Hard, Ship Harder

And this is exactly what you've applied. No more procrastination but releasing. It just feels soooo good to have finished the "idea > create > publish > validate" creation cycle, doesn't it?

Onward with validating the idea and making it shine :)

Congrats on you shipping! πŸ”₯πŸš€πŸ‘ŒπŸ»


Hell yeah! Finishing the cycle is a great self-confidence boost :D

Thank you very much!


Awesome article!

Everything you code without publishing it to the world is wasted time.
You may learn something while you code your secret little project, but no one will ever be able to use it.

It's like running a company, no one knows about besides you.

Keep up the good work. ;)


You are totally right. I am currently in that situation, you described (having a ton of ideas, trying to reach 100% code coverage, creating more and more tasks every day... In other words, striving to perfection). Seeing more and more now, that it is to much work for a side project.
This article will have effect on me for sure. Because of that, thank you :)


Glad it helped ;) We all have limited free-time and willpower. Small and frequent wins are so important on side-projects. Good luck!


This is great! Congrats :) Just a note...I tried this out and the Download as PDF was not working? I'm guessing it might have something to do with being at work and our firewall? Just a hunch...

Attached a screenshot. Not that you can tell much. But nothing happens when I click on the button. Seriously not to rain on your parade, here! I thought you might just want to know.

As someone transitioning from A/R to web dev I found this a neat project!


Other than that it was great! Maybe you could create a completely new system for our ancient software system for us??? OKTHANKSBYE. ;)

I may have solved it. There was a stupid bug I think I fixed. Fingers crossed.


You hit it on the nail. I've run into the same issue over and over again having an idea, then starting it, but then abandoning it, always feeling like I need to do more. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation to keep grinding!


Nice job and congrats! I don't want to be "that guy", but would be cool if you remove the react icon before launch :). All in all good luck with launch!


Haha, thank you. Yeah, there are absolutely some obvious things I should modify!


I think you are not the first one forgetting about the favicon thing (I myself always forget about it).


Great article!

I could relate to a few things you said. Thank you for this wonderful article. I'm definitely inspired!


Great you finished and launched it!

I had exactly the same evolution :D

If it does not have all the features you want it to have right now, the launch is the right way to have some motivation to enhance it.

I think when it is live, you always hear a little voice in your head "someone on the world is looking at it and wondering, when feature XY might be added" or "someone looks at it and thinks what the hell this crap is" and this motivates at least me to keep working on something :)


Thank you Damien - this was a great read!

I've been struggling with this too, so thanks for the heads up, and the kick up the bum. :)


Just launch my friend :D

Thank you for the kind words and good luck ;)


Reading your article unlock my mind to do the same with my side project. Hope I'll write something about it next weeks. Thanks a lot :)) and good luck for next releases !


Great article! This is something great I read today. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing it with the community.

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