In the past few years I embraced the mantra “Wanna learn something? Recreate it”.
What do I mean by it?
Here some examples:
I wanted to better understand how a static site generator (SSG) worked, so I created devblog, and even converted this very site to be compatible with it
Are you easily stunned by charts, real-time updates, and perhaps crypto (oops, I said it)? Recreated (in part) the Coinbase Trading UI and that’s how I got into Elixir and landed my first job where I daily used Elixir. That’s fucking awesome, I think
At some point in my career I had to deal with scraping product reviews from popular shops, and do it reliably. After evaluating various techniques and tools, for some part of the scraping we were using mega-scraper and bull-dashboard
I learned the most by diving deep into a certain topic, almost like a maniac, and produced something as an output. If it’s public and dirty, no need to be ashamed.