Starting the 100 Days of Code challenge

It’s been really, really quiet in the blog.

One of the reasons was me not coding in my free time any more. I code for a living and between code fatigue and having too many hobbies, I sometimes started a new project, but abandoned it shortly after starting it.

But no more, I really want to finish something and the 100 Days of Code challenge seems a promising way to keep me on track!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a look here:

I will be coding for 1 hour a day for the next 100 days. I’ll try to follow the exact rules, but I might bend them and allow me to skip a day every week instead of every second week. Often enough, I’ll meet up with friends after work to grab something to eat and play some pen&paper. On those days, I usually come home pretty late. Normally, those days should be limited to once every two weeks, but it can also happen on a weekly basis. Just to give you an excuse upfront 😉

What am I planning to develop: I have two things in mind. First I want a nice, intelligent alarm clock. I want to sleep 8 hours a day, no matter when I go to sleep. So a fixed time to wake up is something I’m trying to avoid. I want this app to activate on a simple button click and it should sound an alarm after 8 hours (and 15 minutes to give me some time so actually go to sleep). I’ll explain the details later in a separate blog post. This is going to be a native Android App.

The second App is a collection of helpful tools for the Star Wars pen&paper RPG from Fantasy Flight Games. I’m still not exactly sure what I want to put in it, but a good start would be a wounds and stress tracker. This is going to be a ionic 2 App.

And here is the link to my log repo.