Welcome to the first week of my rebuilding Wardrobe series. As I mentioned in the announcement I’m going to be journaling the entire process of rebuilding the app and I will be starting from a blank slate. This week is going to be just planning and laying out the goals of the project. Continue reading “Rebuilding Wardrobe: Week 1”
I have been working on building a new version of Wardrobe, my little blogging app, and development has stalled as I’ve been swamped with other things. I have thought about it for a few months now and I’ve decided I’m going to do a complete rewrite. Lots of new features have been added to Laravel and with 4.3 on the horizon I think now would be a good time to revisit some of my original goals, and also add new features. Instead of just building it and releasing the finished product I want to do something a little different. I’m going to journal the entire process on this site – from blank screen until completion. Continue reading “The Wardrobe Diaries”
Back in the spring, as I was walking back from the mailbox I noticed a tiny little green weed inside a purple bush. The bush hadn’t bloomed yet and was still bare from the winter. I briefly thought about going and pulling the weed, but I kept thinking:
I have 10,000 other things I need to do
It will still be their tomorrow
When the bush blooms it will block out the sun, and without sun it will die.
The third thought was partially right. The bush bloomed and the weed seemed to miraculously be gone. Out of sight, out of mind, they say.
Fast forward to the fall and I’m making my same trip to the mailbox and this time I see a huge green leaf coming out of the top of the bush. The little weed that would have taken 30 seconds to pull has now turned into a massive tree like structure.
I tug and I tug, it’s impossible to remove, the roots from both are all intertwined.
Now pretend that weed is a piece of nasty weird code that you come across in your app. Don’t be lazy, go improve it before it grows out of control.
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