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re: Why do you think every developer makes the canonical todo app? From your perspective, that would be "useless". Is every developer teaching how to m...
 

I mean they're useless in terms of utility - probably no one will ever use it, it will just rot in your GitHub repository. Maybe I wasn't clear enough - I don't mean they're totally useless, of course they give value in terms of getting a job. I could overlook that this is a "Learn React in 2020" series for newcomers, sorry 😅

Jakub, I directly talk about making them based off of utility. Please read the post!

Still waiting for your answer about todo apps, by the way.

Still waiting for your answer about todo apps, by the way.

Because it's an easy example to grasp the technology you want to use.

Jakub, I directly talk about making them based off of utility. Please read the post!

I've read the post. It doesn't matter that you talk about it. You won't use apps which you've created for your portfolio as it doesn't make any sense (there are plenty of free services out there that already solve your problem). So IMO their only purpose is to learn something, or have something to show off. They will still rot in the repository.

Only a very special few can start solving peoples' problems with code right off the bat.

I disagree. It's your choice. There's no "magic" here. Just find a problem which no one solved already, or build something better than someone else.

My point is: learn to build products, not portfolios and apps to show off. Building 1 simple product and giving it to users is a much bigger achievement than building 100 example apps for your portfolio. That's my opinion 😃

I'm interested in helping people become professional React developers, get hired, and level-up in their career, not turn them into entrepreneurs.

Any app you build will be more than useful to you and your career, not counting the new techniques and tools you get a chance to try out and practice. I can't count how many apps I built where the only utility was the chance to apply a new technology that just came out.

And no, they don't 'rot'. In multiple cases old applications that according to you were 'rotting' in my Github have been the basis for useful products that are the backbone of my business today.

Stop repeating falsehoods based on your 'opinion.' This is based on fact--build apps, build your portfolio and you will get ahead in your career.

This is not good advice. People need guidance before they build "products", whatever you mean by that. You admit it yourself: People build todo apps because "[they] are an easy example to grasp the technology you want to use."

Yes--they need to grasp the technology by building apps before they build products. This is what this post is about. There's no need to reiterate your opinion again.

I can't count how many apps I built where the only utility was the chance to apply a new technology that just came out.

That's exactly what I've said 😃

Stop repeating falsehoods based on your 'opinion.' This is based on fact--build apps, build your portfolio and you will get ahead in your career.

It's just my opinion, you can disagree with it, just like I can disagree with yours 😃

Yes--they need to grasp the technology by building apps before they build products. This is what this post is about.

No, they can build products and learn by doing it. No need to create apps just for portfolio. Your portfolio should consist of built products, not example projects for learning purposes. They might work for some of the employers, but clients don't care.

But again, this is just my opinion 😃

There's no need to reiterate your opinion again.

I'm just trying to explain as I clearly see that you don't get my point 😃

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