Usually, I create a project for the technologies I’ve learned. This time, I created a project for an idea I had based on an open source project I created - Tahini. I did not create the project for learning something, but maybe start something that later could have revenue. But, after a while, I saw there’s something like 10-100 sites that do the same thing so I decided to quit and make it as a side project for myself.
Let’s say you want to manage your incomes or build a budget for an upcoming trip. Usually, You’ll open a
google spreadsheet or maybe a
Microsoft Excel or using
Numbers to design your budget. But, the look and feel of a
huge table without separation into small blocks or the need to start and write mathematical formulas based on other
cells in the spreadsheet might be exhausting.
Financeular looks at the solution a bit different: You’ll start by setting up your budget. Once it’s done you’ll see a stunning interface which you can create small blocks that dedicated to a different section of the budget - Food, visits, flight cost etc. etc.
But this solves only one case for managing a budget - a temporary budget in our case. What about a budget for a house which spread over a year? What if you could share your income and expenses with a professional that could help you create a much more balanced budget for your house. This could be achieved with a market place of professionals. But, unfortunately, this might never exist since the project was placed on the shelve and might never be alive.
Let’s talk about the backend: Well, If you probably look on my other project in the portfolio you might say that
PHP is the dominant language. Yes, it’s what I’m doing since I was 15. But except for the language, in PHP there’s
something that I did not see much in
Golang - dependency injection. Yes, that technique is one of my
favorite techniques in the development world. it allows you to control your classes structure and order and help you to
test your code much better.
Except for that,
Symfony gives you a good way to order your code, and alongside
PHP ORM) the modeling
of the entities is pretty much awesome.
Let’s talk about the frontend: This is the first real project I used
vue. For creating the files and configuration
Vue CLI and the experience is good. I got so many things for free -
routing, components order,
store and much more. I did see something like
Vue CLI for
React. If something like this exists it needs a lot of
publishing over the web.
Generally, the work with
Vue is pretty delightful - no need for
JSX or something like that. You just start to write
you components pretty easily.