I think the hardest thing about being a developer is maintaining focus.
I am as guilty of distraction, FOMO, and indecisiveness as anybody. It's a plague in our industry. It leads to weeks like this, where I have spend a half-day building a Rust koan library, a half-day reading an e-book about Rust, and fifteen minutes doing a Swift tutorial.
Here is a list of where I want to devote my open-source time for the rest of June. I hope by posting it here, I will be pressured into staying on track:
- Finish this tutorial and ship something (anything) with it. Bonus points for a project that is cool and/or useful.
- Build something basic with React Native.
- Find an undocumented public method in Rust, document it, and get it merged into the project.
Let's see how I do!
Jun 16, 2016