Peter Kim Frank Aug 14
I've really enjoyed observing the trend of DEV members sharing their own personal project graveyards. A project graveyard is the folder filled with those projects we start and never finish. Every coder has them. It's been a cool outlet to see people share past passion projects, the "could have been's," and the "what was I thinking?" experiments.
Isaac gets full credit for starting the 🌊, with this post:
That inspired a few comments:
Whoo you bring everyone down memory lane.
I haven't such a huge graveyard as you, but here's some shit I've made with love :
Allow you to control a web page using another device(s) (smart-phone for example). Using websocket to connect the screen and the device, it should have been able to make multiplayer game on one page.
I don't know why I never finished it.
Supercharging of natives prototypes. Same thing as underscore while keeping OOP syntaxe. I stated with
Array, but never got any further.
My first "working" game (I had 2 or 3 failed attempts before). It was supposed to be a cute 2D exploration game. As I wrote everything from scratch, I quickly hit a performance hurdle. I loved coding it anyway.
Hosted by github set of experiments and random piece of code. That's a real mine, however I'm not sure you could dig out gold. x)
Easy to use 2D drawing library. I always enjoy drawing on HTML canvas, but it's a pain to use. So I seek out to build a drawing library. I made a few structure mistakes and it became a pain to maintain.
I consider further repos to be in "active" development, so not in graveyard
yet. It was fun going back to those old monsters.
Personally, I like how ambitious I was early on:
some of my more interesting projects over the years:
"Synergy.JS: Synergize text"
And then the first post, by Kay:
Quickly followed by four more great threads:
I hope this trend continues, and that more folks continue to share their past projects under the #graveyard tag.
It's a fun reminder to all of us that not every project has to become the next Facebook. And hey — maybe someone else will be inspired to pick up where you left off.