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Weekend tip: Watch the Vue documentary

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The story behind Vue, how a side project turned into something big

21 Mar, 2020 ยท 2 min read

Start the weekend with this developer tip! I enjoyed watching the vue.js documentary, which I was very inspired by.

The documentary shows how vue.js migrated from a fun project to a prominent framework in the JavaScript community.

I really like that something you build for yourself turns into something that millions of people use every day. All this is due to being a leader, pushing through, and keeping true to what you want it to do.

Why side projects are important

Side projects are an essential part of a developer's lifecycle, not just because they can become the next vue.js. But because they allow you to experiment, try new languages, and perhaps help you with personal issues.

How to find your own side project

  1. Refactor an old application. It's fantastic to rewrite something you did before. You know the ins and outs, but refactor them in a new language.

  2. Fix a problem you or your friends have... My wife, for example, did not have a good bookkeeping tool that was free to use, so we are building her own one from scratch.

  3. Start a blog like this or a personal blog to keep busy by writing new content and improving the website.

  4. Work on your portfolio. Even as developers, these are important and define who we are, you can view mine here chrisbongers.com

  5. Try and replicate a dribbble shot in HTML/css/js. I will do some of these later, but it's a perfect exercise.

Let me know about your side projects

Feel free to send me a message on Facebook or Twitter and let me know what side projects you are working on.

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