Sooo, after months of postponing it, I'll finally start to develop a project from the ground up using React. I tried a few times following tutorials, but I always got that feeling of "Ok, what do I do know? So, this time I decided to not follow any tutorials because:
- I want to escape tutorial hell;
- I want to improve my problem-solving skills;
- Why not?
Oh, I'm João, by the way! I currently live in Brazil and I'm a 20 years old self-taught developer. It's nice to have you here, fellow stranger! 😄
I'm going for a kanban-styled app. You didn't read it wrong, it's not a to-do list! yikes
I plan to develop new features gradually, a*s I get more comfortable* with the logic and with React. I thought of plan everything from the get-go, but that was overwhelming, so I decided to go with basics first, features later.
The project, at the current stage, has the following structure:
\---modules \---kanban +---Card | Card.css | Card.jsx | +---ColumnStack | ColumnStack.css | ColumnStack.jsx | \---KanbanApp KanbanApp.css KanbanApp.jsx
Now, explaining each component:
- KanbanApp: contains the entire project;
- ColumnStack: the column of cards (to do, in progress, in revision, concluded). Each column holds its respective cards.
- Card: contains the info from each task; belongs to one of the columns.
Ok, I know that a lot of things are missing (add new cards, edit existing cards, move cards arounds, etc), but as I said, I plan to implement these things later, for now I just want to get started.
Oh, And i'm following the modules/domain structure!
What to expect?
Frankly, I don't think I'll be able to write daily about the project, but you can stay tunned on my github repo! I do plan to fully develop this app, or at least, most of it, because I know that's the only way to keep moving forward.
Also, I know that I need to improve my writing skills. I have to make things enjoyable not only for me, but for you as well, dear reader. English is not my primary language, so I know that creating the habit of writing a blog or something will greatly improve my fluency.
Buuut I'm enjoying racking my brains, trying to figure things out on my own. You see, when you follow a tutorial, you are just... following. So, starting fresh with no directions is kinda freeing and exciting?
Well, I gotta go back to develop this little project of mine. I really hope to see you here next time, fellow stranger. Godspeed! 😊
Top comments (2)
Hey João, your repo link is broken. Also, keep the momentum!
Thanks for pointing that out, Mike! I'll do my best to keep it up! 😄