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YOUR IDEA IS JUST GOOD BUT NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS YOU THINK - SHARE IT
Content creation isn't for the faint hearted and that's why presenting someone's work as yours (plagiarism) is not only a crime but also a sin as well. For the last 3 years, I have participated in a dozen of hackathons and innovation contests where I've learned a couple of things I'd like to share with you. People have great ideas out there but they are afraid to share them. Someone creates a very cool prototype but keeps it for himself ostensibly to "safeguard the idea from being stolen by someone else".
Core or Framework?
My friend and colleague Edwin Kuria will obviously tell you to go for Laravel🤣(I call him Laravel's brand ambassador ) . But according to St. Matata Gospel , I'd say, choose whatever you deem fit but as you might have heard before, choices have consequences.
Let's take a simple walk. Frameworks will help you develop a web application quickly and implement "out of the box" features with ease. They'll further give you SEO friendly URLS but this is the price that frameworks come with in terms of performance . They have too many dependencies that you actually don't need.
THEY DON'T NEED YOUR PIN TO STEAL FROM YOU
Imagine someone can just wipe all funds from your account to their desired destination , without setting his/her foot in a ATM machine. I don't know how banks handle such cases but what I'm sure of is that has nothing to do with your bank. You are not responsible for this loss either.
If you have ever tried to pay for any subscription or purchase with a debit card, all you need is to enter card holder, card number, expiry date and CVV(Technically called Card Verification Value) and you'll be debited immediately.
AVOID CMS unless you are building a static web or utmost, a blog website. I have heard people asking, why should I hire a developer yet we have FREE website builders(Technically known as Content Management Systems) like wix, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc?
Well, I'd ask you, why should you buy a car yet there's a wheelchair ♿ that can take you wherever you want?
THEY'RE NOT GODS, THEY JUST MADE YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE BETTER
Are you Smart enough to install AD blockers? Well, I'm man enough to deliver the ad to your DM(inbox).
Whether you're a user or creator of technology or both(since you can't create what you don't consume) you have seen some unusual pop ups on a website or mobile app, which are oftenly more annoying than relevant to you.
Relax, that's how we make some little cash when you use our platforms for free, so let us be. Even that adblocker has ads too😂
HOW TO LEARN CODE IN 24 HOURS
First of all, this is not possible. It has never happened before and you're not going to the first one to learn code in 3 months. Not even in 6 months. It will take you at least one year to be able to write a commercially viable computer program/software /app if you have your mind and soul in it .
Whether you're 16 years or 70, it takes more willingness than ability to learn and understand code. So if you're willing to be a software / application developer, where do you learn this magic?
It amuses me when people(even The Geeks) can't tell the difference between megabits per second (mbps) and megabytes per second (MB/s). They usually end up quoting some completely impossible speed without realizing that their speeds are actually way much slower than they think.
Using the picture below as an example, 50 mbps sounds like a lot, right? Well, it's actually 6.25 MB/s, which isn't all that good.
To be fair, I'm sure many — if not most — Internet providers list their speeds in mbps because it sounds more impressive.
DON'T BE EXCITED THAT IT WORKS AS EXPECTED
The greatest satisfaction of any developer or technology creator lies in the successful execution of his/her code without a single error. The feeling goes beyond my explanation when a developer reaches a stage where he/she writes a code which runs successfully without referring to any documentation or tutorials.
Now that it works what next? It reaches a point in life of a developer where you shouldn't be excited that your code runs successfully and you start worrying about the EFFICIENCY and SCALABILITY of your application.
YOU WERE NOT HACKED, YOU'RE JUST CARELESS
Kenyans, stop misusing the word "hacking". Recently you've heard so and so lost his verified instagram account to IRAQ hackers. I find it laughable to hear one of our Kenyan celebrities lost a YouTube channel to Tanzanian "hackers"🤣. As long as your password is not 123456, if anything happens to your account, you were not hacked, you're just careless.It's either you trusted some idiot with your login credentials or saved them in a browser, and probably someone stole them via phishing or browser hooking and none should be termed as hacking. If you fe