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What I learned after failing to build a Project

ps173 profile image Pratham Sharma ・2 min read

So I have been working on an Image-Editor for react for past few days. And just to clear I have dropped the idea for time being due to lot of reasons. Firstly I was not enjoying the process of developing it anymore. Other reasons were that canvas API is very hard to work in with react. Also I am very aware of all the libraries that make it easier to use but then the application had nothing to offer if it was build on something as Konva or Toast-image-editor. It is very true that I worked on the project for 5 days in row and therefore it was more disappointing to drop the project.

But the project taught me a lot of stuff including how to manage uploading of image files in react,Using context api, how to convert them to base64 and even how to manipulate them. Project also taught me to keep some general things in mind. They are:

  1. Build UI first - Prior to functionality building UI must be given importance. This is so because a well developed UI can help you remain motivated and support the development. Also a good UI is a great step towards clearing the thoughts for further development in my opinion.

  2. Always Plan Well Before Project - So It was not like I did not planned well before developing it was more like I was confused. Well since I had already made the test version in vanilla javascript. I was confident or overconfident to step directly without doing proper research. So an Important take-back is that research. Even if you have the idea. Plan the stack or library you were going to use.

  3. If It’s not working then don’t stress - Yes if it does not work give up on it for the time being and pick it later. Maybe you are just tired of looking at same thing, change the pace, work on something else.

And I guess those were it. I was really disappointed in myself because I was building it since long back. Well I will make sure to pick this up again someday in future till then I will keep up the hardwork on other projects. If you want to share your experiences with failed projects then please do.✌️

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Proof that it is okay to "quit" sometimes. I often get the feeling that we (especially in the tech space), don't welcome the idea of quitting or setting something aside.

Kudos to you for learning something from a somewhat frustrating experience. Best of luck on your future endeavors! 😊

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Pratham Sharma Author

Thank you!!🙂

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Shaquil Maria

Solid points! Hopefully you can pick it up in the future. For now, success on your other projects!💪

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Pratham Sharma Author

Thank You :)

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zZouKk

I worked on the project for 5 days in row and therefore it was more disappointing to drop the project.

You are not alone hahah

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Pratham Sharma Author

unfortunately glad to hear that..

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Erick-Marinho

Excellent text and excellent posture. Thanks for posting, good luck!

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Pratham Sharma Author

haha thanks for reading

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