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Creating Software - Where would I begin?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by VitalityMN, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. VitalityMN

    VitalityMN Regular Member

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    So lately I've been thinking about creating software like apps, bots, games etc. But I have no idea where to begin. I know we have tons of programmers here. Can anyone point me in the right direction on where I should learn? :) This is something I'd really like to get into :)
     
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    Cajuncaucasian Junior Member

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    First you should come up with a concrete idea.
    Who will your software appeal to? How will it benefit them?
    You don't necesarily need the knowledge to develop anything - just have a solid marketing strategie and idea.

    Come up with a solid business model. JV and outsource for talents you currently don't have, or don't want to put the time into.

    In my opinion, its not the product you create that will make money - it's the idea.

    But if you wish to learn for your own personal use, maybe take some courses at udemy!
     
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  3. VitalityMN

    VitalityMN Regular Member

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    I literally JUST finished reading your post from today :) But I've got tons of ideas, and twists. Just no idea how to create them. I'll take a look a udemy. Thank you!
     
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    I think you should just start doing something, anything. Just get into it. Youtube is your friend. I suppose Code Cademy could help as well. Pick some language and just start doing it there is no right answer as to what direction you should go at first.

    Find tutorials that interest you and follow them. Create things and soon you will be able to connect the dots. There are a million free resources out there to get you started. Get Visual Studio or Python or whatever and just get started.

    For Windows C# is good to start with, Python is always a good choice but I may be castrated for even mentioning one thing over the other just throwing out an idea here.

    Maybe somebody like the likes of Jazzc can chime in and give you a better answer.
     
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  5. VitalityMN

    VitalityMN Regular Member

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    Thank you for the reply! I downloaded some app on my phone last night that walked me through C++ and the basics and I thought it wasn't as scary looking as I thought it would be.
     
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    If you already have ideas to be developed as software.

    Start with doing a market study to look for existing products and figure out what would be the USP of your product. It can be anything like price, additional functionality, feature etc.
    Break up the entire idea into different modules/functionality.
    Go thru each functionality and find out the dependencies like tools, 3rd party services etc required.
    Start coding or hire a freelancer to complete the task.
     
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    elviswong Senior Member Premium Member

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    c# of course

    I would surely learn how to create apps
     
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    get an idea man why you want to create a software and how it is useful?