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An idea ???

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:38 am
by Marco
Hi everybody,

I want to improve my wxWidgets and C++ skills and I want to develop my own software (I develop now for a company). But I don't know what easy software I can develop to start.

Do you have any idea ???

Thank you,


Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:01 am
by Jorg
Ideas for projects usually arise from the need of something.

That 'need' can be a new control that people want.
Something that is there but still not so good (in the developer's eyes)
Something is missing


Try to start with a small app. If you can find something that is missing but you always needed, it might be something more people like.

For that reason I am now developing a tool that periodically executes Rar and provides a versioned backup of my source. Very simple, but very useful if multiple directories are archived (with keeping old versions) ..

That's my personal need. It will replace a button or shortcut on my desktop and automates backups e.g. when the screensaver kicks in.

So what's yours ;-)
- Jorgen

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:04 am
by Marco
Thank you Jorg for your prompt answer ...

I try to define my 'need' or people 'need' and I develop the related application ...


Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:20 am
by priyank_bolia
Jorg, you are too good in business plans also. I could not thing beyond commodity applications.