New Year's Resolution - Dev Log 4

An update to the progress I am making towards being financially independent and completing my new year's resolution of making my living from my own web applications.


Lawrence Mueller

a year ago | 2 min read

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Alright dev log 4, only 3 more to go until this blog is caught up with the current state of the project. Plus, in dev log 7 there will be a 30-second video of what I have been working on so far. So let's get right into it. Here is the original Reddit post for dev log 4:

As always, here is the low down for those using screen readers:

Idea 1 - Job Board: On my last dev log I said that I would have pictures of my UI this time, that turned out to be a little optimistic lol. I am still working on the UI and will get pictures as soon as I can. I spent too long yesterday going through the various options for rich text editors. I was suggested to use Tiny, but without paying it is too limited. I looked into TipTap and Slate but neither seemed appropriate. I ended up using Draft from Facebook, but the example docs are not even updated for hooks in React. So I may spend the next coding session creating my own. I only want simple things like bold, italics, bullet points, numbered bullets, and font sizes. So I am confident I can build that out.

Idea 2 - Paid Plugins: Scratched

Idea 3 - SaaS: I have a solid idea for a SaaS I believe, but will not start on this till my job board is out and functional.

Personal notes: My parents are visiting this weekend which I am hyped about. That means that I probably won't get a good coding session in till Monday, which also means my next dev log might not be till Tuesday. Still hyped about the job board and can't wait to show yall the progress I have so far (again I'm at a junior level, and not a great designer, still proud of my work though so far anyway).

My parents did end up coming down that weekend (last weekend). We had a good time, I do not get to see them often enough. Both of them work in factories. My goal directly after being able to provide for myself is being able to provide for them as well. No one should be working in factories at the age of 60.


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Lawrence Mueller

Just your average web developer. Love to learn and build out small projects.







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