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New Years Resolution - Dev Log 7

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

5 months ago | 2 min read

const setMood = (moodToBeApplied, me) => {

me.mood = moodToBeApplied;


setMood('excited', me);

As the Google level code snippet above says, I am excited. The reason I have hyped up is that today not only did I catch up this blog to my current dev log posts on Reddit, but in this blog, I get to show yall the job board I have been working on. Understand that I am not a designer by any means. The simple nature of the web application will demonstrate that itself. That being said, I am proud of the work I have gotten done. I still have to finish up the post a job screen by adding a post preview section. I also have to build out the application form. All in due time. For now, here is what I got!

Hopefully, you like the UI. Personally, I think it is very minimal and suits the web application, which I intend to be minimalistic. I do not want to complicate things too much seeing as I am the only one working on the project. Just recording my screen to make this small video got me pumped to make my first YouTube video demonstrating and talking about the UI. Can't wait to get going on that.

Here is the typical log portion of the dev log:

Idea 1 - Job Board: Yesterday went to add the user application form, and was met with some pretty serious bugs in my rendering logic. The project thus far is a single-page application. I use conditional rendering to render all the dynamic content in the same spot, under the hero. While this is simple to do, it makes managing a lot of state. Passing props between children and parents to the extreme. I regret not implementing a state management system from the beginning, such as redux or context API. I feel that this project walks the line between needing a global state management solution and not needing one. For now, to keep things less boilerplate intensive, I intend to keep working with the state using only built-in React features.

Idea 2 - Paid Plugins: Scratched

Idea 3 - SaaS: I have a solid idea for a SaaS company I believe, but will not start on this till my job board is out and functional, even though I'm really excited about it.

Idea 4 - Paid API: Just learned about how you can build an API and market it easily through rapid API. I am thinking that this might be something I want to try.


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Lawrence Mueller


Web Developer

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







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