To get this out of the way; I have no idea what I am doing, but I'm going to make an app. Yeah, I'm that guy.
So I thought, this is a great place to write about the app's journey and share my stupid mistakes, so here's the first blog entry... or blog number 0. See! I made it zero, not 1! OK, settle down. I thought it was funny.
AAANNNyway, I have this problem that is annoying me. I'm currently working in broadcast, and my work patterns are all over the place. During the summer months (October to April - yes that is summer here -keep up, read my bio) I get loads of work. The days are long: I'll get to the airport at 7am, fly to venue, work, and I'm at the hotel at 11pm. Then I'm (usually) up at 5am for a 6am flight home the next morning and onsite at a home venue for a 10am start, and on it goes. I'm busy. Proper busy. It's high stakes, high pressure work, so we're all exhausted after every job let alone the cumulative it has. Stay with me, I'm getting to the point. Promise.
So this is the source of the problem. The problem? While I am working, I don't organise future work because, well, exhaustion. I know, break out the violins. You don't care. Nobody cares.... (sobs in corner in fetal position).
So I got to thinking (groan... this always gets me in trouble). Don't think, kids. It's overrated. Why don't I 'just' automate this process? How hard can it be? There are a lot of platforms out there like Deputy and the like, but they're all about the employer, and not ME. IT NEEDS TO BE ALL ABOUT MMMEEEEEEEE. So what an excellent place to start!
SO. Which platform? I built my first app (patch.team) in PHP. I gotta say, I like PHP, but is that a bit Truman Show-esque? Well, campers, we're about to find out. Unless anyone can talk me out of this; I'm going for the much hyped Node and MongoDB. I'm in the middle of my Lynda course, and it's already annoying me. I just want to start, but first I need to install what dependency? Then I need to call it? Really? How do I do that again? Do I do that? What? Why is the syntax different FOR EVERYTHING? It's making a cranky old man even crankier. But that's OK. I like it!
Until the next edition of "I have no idea what I am doing, but here Goes", happy coding!