Read the blog post to find out more, but the idea is to have some fun making 1 project a week through the summer and to share your projects to help others learn. Post your first projects this Friday, the 22nd!
Just to get things right: we need to make 10-14 different apps (so not just added functionality on the previous app)? And how is a project judged: do we need to provide code or can we show screenshots?
My submission wk1. While this emulates my beloved first digital device (a calculator purchased in 1974) hence the red digits on the screen & the very simplistic math available (true to life!), the project also demonstrates to a certain extent the value of MVC (Model View Control) and the use of control groups in UI design.
I am assuming that these projects will be open source - mine sure is.
The project file does need to be shared in some way as the idea is for others to learn something from your code. You don’t have to officially post it to GitHub or anything – a simple download link is fine.
There is no judging. Anything you make counts. Iterating over one app for 10-ish weeks is an interesting take and I think is fine – after all you are “just coding”. Be sure to post a project each week so people can see and learn from the progress, though.
My first one is done. I used it as an excuse to play around with SQLite. A very simple app, a take-off of the “to-do” list, it’s a way for writers to track ideas for their articles/stories, dates written, and dates published. I called it “Write Idea”. It was a fun, low-level intro to SQLite. I have no idea if my use of SQLite was “best practices” compatible but the app works and it was great fun playing with it for the sole purpose of learning.