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Mrityunjaya Prajapati
Mrityunjaya Prajapati

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Are you working on any Side Project?

I think Side Project is not just to start your Startup, it might be for your new learning.

If you want to learn any new technology, my suggestion is that develop a mini project or MVP product. This product you can host in your Github or launch as a Startup.

If you guys have any other thoughts, please share!!

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Dimitar Stoev

Side projects are dangerous, because you can start infinite of them and finish none!

I have been there.. not a good place to be.

I would suggest to really think of an idea before starting and discuss it with some proffessionals. Find the right people and solve the right problems.

As for learning - I totally agree, but the project should be smaller and fragmented.

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Mrityunjaya Prajapati

100% agree, if you are planning to launch a startup then solving right problem is very important.

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mikeyGlitz

Eric Reis is a good person to start reading. Find The Lean Startup. It's a good book

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cyril-tl

*Eric Ries

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Mrityunjaya Prajapati

Thanks for sharing, that's one of the great book that read how to build and scale your startup.

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Jeremy Friesen

My primary side-project is adding functionality to my text editor. I spend a lot of time in my text editor and try to pay attention to tasks that I seem to be repeating.

For example, I realized I was often taking a Github URL (e.g. https://github.com/forem/forem/pull/17919) and manually converting that to an abbreviated version (e.g. forem/forem#17919) for my note taking.

So I wrote the following:

(defun jf/abbreviate-url (url)
    "Abbreviate the given URL; prompt if not provided."
    (interactive (list (jf/prompt-for-url-dwim)))
    (let ((abbr (jf/github-abbreviation-for :url url :fallback url)))
      (if (thing-at-point-url-at-point)
      (apply 'replace-string-in-region
         (flatten-list
          (list url
            abbr
            (thing-at-point-bounds-of-url-at-point))))
         ;; Else just insert the URL at point
    (insert abbr))))

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You can find more details on this in the Utility Functions of Emacs configuration.

The above function leverages some previous functions I wrote to help me with consistent branch creation (which provided quick navigation between local branches and the corresponding issue).

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Mrityunjaya Prajapati

Wow that's great, thanks for sharing

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a4akki

sometime its good to have a side projects, it may take longer to complete but yea it will increase your skills, woring alone on a project is sometimes difficult but its worth a try.
I have created a project alone its because i think there are many pople who dont know about financial indeendence so its my duty to make a website that will lp users to learn about financial independnce and the concept of money.
Website: myfinanceschool.com

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Mrityunjaya Prajapati

Thanks for sharing the URL and 100% agree financial independence is one of the important factor of our life.

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Richard Guay

Side projects are also a way to create solutions to your problems that other software doesnโ€™t have or isnโ€™t quite the fit for your needs. My side projects I use everyday in my normal workflow. They also help in keeping up to date with some of the latest tech stacks.

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Franco Valdes

Few years ago I built a simple API that would draw geojson boundaries on google maps for a freelance client. I decided to rebuild it to learn a new stack and went all in. Transformed it into a no code tool for customizing maps. My goal was 30 days, did it in 20. Soft launched it on Monday. Check it out at cartta.io ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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Jesus Guerrero

I treat them as personal labs to explore concepts even though I don't finish some of them they address a challenge (exploring a new language, custom fields, testing, or a new tool i want to try) that allows myself to have a working reference of use cases that I can come back and see.

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Mrityunjaya Prajapati

Yes its like your own R&D labs

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Davide Santangelo • Edited

yes! Take a look at datorss.com a search engine based on RSS feed.

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Mrityunjaya Prajapati

That's a great one, thanks for sharing

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valentinesean

this is great, do you mind to share how did you do it, algorithm or design?