April Update

*** What ?

I said I would be updating here with progress on things. as You’ve probably seen in later posts, I studied angular, angular 2 and react.I gave feedback on that, but, to recap and sum it up, angular was a in-house library made by google for google. Somebody at one point came with the idea that they should release it to the public and make it open source. All the nerds had an orgasm when that happened, saw it as the greatest thing since sliced bread and adopted it blindly. A different batch of nerds had orgasms when Facebook released their in-house javascript library. But yeah, that happened too. What angular and react are can be defined as in-house libraries, created specifically , originally for their (google and Facebook’s) needs to the future products and services, to make things organized, standardized and simple. For them. That is all, nothing else. Now the IT world is trying to use the libraries for their needs. If the same approach and vision is applied, that will most likely work. If they are doing similar types of projects. Otherwise, it won’t work. Please prove me wrong.

Alright, that was the last rand about angular and react, from me. But this post is not about angular and react, it’s about my progress, so let’s get to that, shall we?

*** Seriously, what?

In short, I’m learning Swift and iOS development. I left all the web stuff behind. No longer want to see WordPress, javascript, php, CSS, LESS, Gulp, HTML, MYSQL. That’s behind me now. It’s like a old girlfriend that I had a long lasting relationship with and now just broke up. It’s Important and healthy to move on as fast as possible. Especially if the relationship was not going that well at the end, and after you broke up with her, you hear she really got on a weird/bad path. The girlfriend in this case is the Web Development. That will make sense in a few years.

*** SWIFT?

Yeah, swift. I understand how I can make useful apps that will actually be capable to solve real life problems if I build them for the iPhone. xCode is awesome, SWIFT is awesome, right now I’m still learning it and basic principles in it,, core data, MVC, about IBOutlets and IBActions, how classes work and are inherited, how everything ties together. The emulator is great, I get to test any app that I make for real on my iPhone SE and I’m going to soon opt in to register a developer account (a paying one) on the app store.

I have an app in mind, that I’m not going to talk about yet, that I want to make, launch, monetize and see how it goes.

*** Challenging myself

I made a self challenge to make at least 20 commits for 1 week on github, on my account (here https://github.com/turcuciprian ) while developing in swift. You can see I have done that and I’m still doing it right now. However. 20 is not enough, I think I’m going to do 100 / day minimum, very soon. The reasoning behind the quantity approach is that I am forced to work a lot, to make that many commits. 20 was doable and not that hard. I think 100 is going to take much more of my time, I will get to work a lot, learn a lot and accomplish a lot. Not sure when I will be starting the 100 / day min. But it will be in the next few days.

Obviously I won’t be a able to keep that up for too much time. But the challenge will be 100 commits / day minimum for 1 week. After I complete that challenge I’ll see what else I can challenge myself with. I’ll try to write about it here, just to keep a log of things. I’m tripling down on focus for the next period, focus and long and hard work. Nothing else, no distractions. So please, for the time being, leave me alone. See you in a while.

Mobile to Desktop incognito Paste

There is no solution out there, for when I want to paste something from my mobile smart-phone to a computer that I don’t want to log into to have any sort of service at my disposal to do the sharing of text. I’m talking about when you want to share a link to a desktop pc from your phone, and you don’t want to go to facebook on the desktop pc, log in, add your highly secure password and hope for the best, all just to paste a link of a cat video. or the winning lottery tickets numbers, or whatever.

There is no service that helps you do that.

I recentlty was trying to print something at a print house and in order to do that I had a pdf in my google drive.

Of course, the most obvious way was to send that PDF to a email and communicate with other people and ask them to print that for you. Right. Well, the other people where a bit busy, I did not want them to have my email address, because I’m selfish in that way, and, well, the problem was actually that they did not have stuff set up to receive an email , and print it for their customers. Yeah, they suck like that. Yes, My country lives in a cave.

Basically the google drive link was huge so I could not write every single character of it in time until it closed the printhouse. Even though it was morning. But there was an idea that popped in my head. What if… I’m going to…. YES!!! shorten that url, and write that character by character.

That worked, and I did that for the next months (had something to do at the printhouse every month). Things tarted to get really boring and dumb really fast. There needs to be a better way. So …

I searched for sollutions online that can help me. Turns out, all of the results I found where apps, that you can install on your phone and you can sync your computer to. Awesome. Not what I was looking for. I need no login. at all. I’m going to a public print house. I just need a system that can help me receive a pasted text from my phone. That is all. This is 2017, come on technology.

The sollution

I don’t see anything in the horizon so I’m going to build it myself.

I am currently working on a app in Angular2 and GoLang that helps me solve my above problem. The result of this will be a MVP that will reside at http://toolaxy.com/paste . Still working on it. Will make a post about it when it’s finished. Until then.