Why do I have this page? I figured that like any big project, it’s going to want to derail itself. There will be times when I just want to give up, and just dump the whole thing. This page is here, at least partially, as a guide for me, so that I can see why I decided to embark on this crazy adventure. Of course, it’s also here for you, dear reader, to see my intent.
With that being said, what is my intent?
- I am not a professional. I do not consider myself a professional. I will not consider myself a professional (until I actually am, as judged by a professional). This has a few side effects. First, some things here may not be fully accurate. A lot of this is purely experimental, a playing ground or sandbox for me to share some ideas, and hopefully receive some feedback.
- There’s another reason though—a lot of coding resources and blogs are maintained by professionals (by rather high standards). As a result, I find that many professionals forget how difficult it is for beginners to get started. Although I hope that will never happen to me, it’s inevitable that some of this…arrogance (is that the right word?)…will begin to creep in over time. By writing this, I hope to help prevent it. In addition, as a beginner, I feel that I can better relate to other beginners. We can make this journey together
- As is true for any development, I believe that working as a community is vital. I’m hoping that one day, this blog can become a community for me and other beginners to bounce around ideas, and maybe even get some professionals here to help out.
Over the last year or so that I’ve been developing, I’ve especially realized the importance of beginners—they’ve given me some solutions that professionals couldn’t. But I don’t mean to decry professionals either—they’ve helped me out of many sticky situations.