If you’re looking for a program to code up to learn about a web framework, I strongly suggest you try writing a URL shortener.
You’ll get the concepts of DB, authentication, dynamic routing, permanent routing, creating views, form validation and of course, sending response other than 200 (redirect 😉 ).
Client: Okay, I want my site’s content to be edgy, to stand out. I’m thinking all black text on a black background.
Me: I’m not sure that’s going to really stand out much.
Client: Why did you get into web design if you have no imagination? Just try to picture it for more than a minute and you’ll see why it’ll work.
If you’re launching a consumer product for the non-technical crowd, and if it is not being launched as mobile first, then you’re really going to have hard a time in finding any meaningful engagemnt.
So, I had been working on this new feature at JustUnfollow called TakeOff and we’ve just released it on 21st August (2 days ago).
I have been very thrilled to by the response we’ve got. We got about 10,000 (9,700 to be precise) users registering for waitlist within, and I swear I am not making this up, in 24 hours!
This has already crossed all the scale I’ve ever worked on and thankfully, the server is running glitch free (Phew!). On a side note, I’d like to appreciate Node.js’ performance. We’re running on one small instance with ~3-4%CPU utilization.
Hope to make a standalone version soon. Its time to TakeOff. :)