of artistic vanity. I came of age in Neopets and Myspace :D
Eventually I wanted to animate things in browser instead waiting to export videos.
Almost everyday I see something that makes our lives easier and think, "I wish I made that".
I am really impressed by the ACLU video app for recording police brutality, Daniel Shiffman's Coding Train.
So I wanted to become an amazing developer so I could make software for social causes.
I got better at dev because I wanted to make a livable wage.
my fear of databases
my fear of deploying
my fear of being a shitty dev forever
how I handle failure and address conflicts.
how I'll try over and over til something works.
Listen to and hang out with people who aren't like you.
Make a wikipedia page for someone you know, and try your hand and maintaining it.
Offer advice only when they ask for it.
Many times as a mobile developer I have to work on apps without the API ready that was crucial for the feature I was implementing. Either the backend was developed by another team that was not entirely in sync with us or our backend team had no chance to implement those endpoints earlier. For this reason, I was not able to satisfy the Definition of Done but it does not mean that I have implemented the UI only.