Here’s what you need to know as a new developer

Zurich Hack -- Hackathon I recently went to

If you’ve started to learn programming and have decided to get serious — or you’re fresh out of school with no job experience — this is the perfect article for you.

I will address key points and hidden truths I’ve accumulated over time working as a developer.

It’s not you — Coding is difficult

No one said coding was easy — if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. If you can code on a basic level — congratulations! You are in a club with very few members.

The secret to being a top developer is building things! Here’s a list of fun apps to build

You can only become a great developer by putting the effort in. Imagine for a moment - You can’t become fit physically by reading a lot about fitness. You actually need to go to the gym and put the hours and sweat in! Same concept applies for coding as well.

Here are 8 fantastic projects to train your coding muscles! The goal is to build each app with whatever technology stack you prefer. Keep it conflict free, use whatever you want!

Project #1: Trello Clone

Trello clone by Indrek Lasn – Demo link

What you will learn from building a trello clone:

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