It is truly amazing how much I have learned since I joined Fosstodon.

I went from vaguely being able to write Python scripts to publishing my own apps in just a few months and after years of stagnation.

The atmosphere and community here is just so motivating to learn new stuff and try new things.

I am really looking forward to the next cool FOSS app I discover or the next interesting and nice Person I will meet in the Fediverse

@AaronTheIssueGuy I agree. Fosstodon is a very good place for inspiration and new ideas!!! This community is also so friendly! :D

@iFoss I remember when I still used Reddit and how toxic people could be on there. It is really a night and day difference. I do miss the memes though.😂

@AaronTheIssueGuy Yeah :)

*Btw the last word in your bio is misspelled, it happens :p *
What resources and experiences for learning python have you found to be helpful?

@iFoss learning by doing was my way of improving and the right motivation helped me to keep doing. Just set a goal realistic goal for your self and try to achieve it. With every goal you get a bit better.

@AaronTheIssueGuy I agree on the value of learning by doing as well! And I am optimistic about my progressing journey! Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it!

@AaronTheIssueGuy Seen a couple of your apps in the Ubuntu Touch OpenStore, good stuff, keep it up!

@AaronTheIssueGuy I like it better here than mainstream social media for that reason, plus my Subgenius fam. Glad you're making good use of this place and learning 😊

@AaronTheIssueGuy how did you make that leap? What was the process? I'm curious about publishing an app but I basically only solve small problems in python.

@sf learning by doing and the right motivation helped me. Especially working together with others that were better than me made me improve a lot. Also I am very passionate about UbPorts, which motivated me even more.

I think once you have a basis the fastest way to improve at least for me was tinkering and looking at other people’s code. With that being said, my code is nowhere near perfect and there is still a lot of room for improvement.

@AaronTheIssueGuy what frameworks did you move into for app making and do you have any resources for learning those? My entire GUI experience has been a couple websites and I made a Simon-like game in Java for school one time.

@sf Qt is what I use for frontend and python for backend.
You can either use pyqt5 learnpyqt.com/ or straight up qml youtube.com/watch?v=JxyTkXLbcV. Atm I program uniquely for Ubuntu Touch but qt is cross-platform it should work on most systems one way or another

@AaronTheIssueGuy awesome. I decided not to go with qt / python because I'm looking to build for Android. I started playing with the Onsen-UI framework. I'm finally starting to grasp how to trigger and respond to events and style pages. I've never really worked with JavaScript but it's really starting to click and I should have an app mocked up shortly!

@sf Cool let me know if you release something I will definitely take a look at it. :)

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