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Ryota Murakami
Ryota Murakami

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positive side of personal project against social coding.

Today, social coding movement more spreading around GitHub, people arguing while develop proccess.
that's absolutely good trend, because software development is huge complexity human work.

but i think a personal project has some effective things to grow as a developer.
following 2 are my thought.

full stack roles experience

All processes are become to your work.

whole product design, software feature, technology-stack, UI/UX design(if you create GUI app.), marketing, software architecture, code implementation etc...

yeah, your are completely full stack developer!

this fact useful to learn other role person's job overview, each process integration flow, approximately total implementation cost.

free experimental implementation

All work isn't depends on colleague opinion or your boss approval, you can feel free design, implementation.

you can failure Unlimited on the environment and test any methodology pros/cons.

what do you think?
thanks a hundred for your comments! 😁

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Arden de Raaij

Being able to build things on your own is a great thing. And even though I want to be part of a team most of the time, the fact that we can just start building a product on our own is mind-blowing to me!

And yes you learn a great deal with that, from experimenting with different techniques to finding your own way to solutions. In the end I think being social and working on a personal project can be perfectly combined though!

Thank you for sharing!

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Ryota Murakami Author

being social and working on a personal project can be perfectly combined though!

totally agree, both way and combination is generate a synergistic effect for me😊

thank you for response!

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How can you guys balance social coding and passion projects? 😡 How people do both and manage their time escapes me!

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Arden de Raaij

I barely do πŸ˜…, my personal projects in the last years haven't been that exciting, but I like to have some things I can hammer away on without considering anyone when I do have some time

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Ryota Murakami Author

At the point, i was influenced
Write Code Every Day by John ResigπŸ˜‰

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited

I agree! Every coder, and I literally mean every single coder, needs to have personal solo projects. They're essential to one's professional growth and learning.