• Ege GörgülüEge Görgülü, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I feel like I'm at a similar place. I've been busting my ass off to get a continuous deployment system running through github webhooks and it really could have been easier.

    The thing is, some of these things we're trying to achieve probably seem very basic to developers. So when they're writing about them, they probably just assume that their readers already know what they're talking about or don't even consider the possibility.

    I've noticed that most of the tutorials online seem to require some level of a proiri knowledge without explicitly stating what is required.

    I think this is the main reason why barrier of entry is high.

    As a side note: I've been really digging Firebase lately. Handling the database connections through a very simple API makes things a lot easier for people like me.

    2 points
    • Elizabeth AdamsElizabeth Adams, over 7 years ago

      Same story here. I'm a self-taught designer+developer who doesn't any longer need the hand-holding of most tutorials, but I do need a helpful guide or mentor to get me through the setup phase of a lot of these frameworks. Once the setup happens, then I can Google my way into using them, but most developers on forums out there are just like, "easy peasy, just do X, Y, and Z, etc etc" and it's like they're speaking a foreign language.

      2 points