Do people on the forum do “project” threads that follow the coder during the project? In other words, if I had a project called “Hobby Trains Controller”*, could I start a thread where folks sort of follow along during the process until hopefully the successful end.
Would that kind of thread be fun or useful?
If I decided to post that kind of thread, what category would I post it under.
Many hardware-oriented forums have “Build Log” type posts where people describe in detail their design and build process for a particular project. I wouldn’t mind seeing the software equivalent here, as I often find other people’s coding practices interesting and educational.
Wouldn’t “Code Sharing” be the most appropriate category?
A blog is a good idea. Two problems that I see are:
Comments/criticisms wouldn’t show up here in the forum.
Problems I run into that you all help me with would end up outside the blog.
I have liked doing ‘build’ threads for things like machining steam engines, which is fairly easy to do. For coding, I am not sure how or if possible. Coding just doesn’t conform to a logical narrative structure, except when it does.
Yoiu could have one thread for reporting general progress and perhaps about design decisions around major chunks of the app. IOW, things with a broader scope. And then a number of threads about more localised issues .
So while the project goes on, and your posts keep going how would that even be possible to follow the thread? I guess a webinar is the best way, just longer let’s say a webinar of 4-days each day doing 1 hour of the project (summarize) and then a companion blog post.