The main reason I was completely virtually invisible these past couple months, was because of personal problems and college classes taking over all the hours I have available to me in a given day. For most of that period, I felt like a machine who’s job is to keep checking off items in the checklist and keep updating it with new items to check off later.
The semester is over. I managed to (to some degree) balance my personal life in order to focus a bit more on my career. Anyway…
I’ve been in an internship since September. I wasn’t active in it for the most part until recently. I got my own desk at the office, I got a project to work on, with support from an experienced developer. This project is currently just a simple app. What I’m taking from this project mostly, is to learn native Android development. I’ve had a quick glance at mobile app development on both platforms in the past. They both seem very weird to me. The structure of the applications, the flow of how it works on the inside (while it makes perfect sense to me from a performance standpoint, still seems odd to work with), and the way the code is written all seem a bit hard to grasp initially. Since all my previous experience was completely different, it took me longer than I thought to get a hold of it.
I went with Android simply because I’m more comfortable using an Android phone rather than an iPhone. I did plenty of research over which platform to start developing for, and why. There was never an answer on the internet or from developers. At the end of the day, if you’re struggling over which platform to learn, choose the one that runs your phone.
Aside from this internship, I have a startup project going. We’re a small team and none of us is experienced in any way, we’re all learning as we go. Due to the nature of our project, and that we’re all noob entrepreneurs, this project could either really take off, or it could kind of …stop.
After the Coded bootcamp in summer, things just started to happen. One thing after the other. The ball never stopped. It’s still rolling down the alley.