As a self-taught newbie, I find that I am often caught up in my head trying to figure out “what to do next?”. Often unsure how to get from point “A” to point “B” let alone, how to develop an entire project from start to finish.
Recently, I found myself in yet another cycle of “what to do next?” related to building my first full stack project from scratch. I’m at that stage in my learning where I don’t know enough to be effective yet I know enough to get in my own way. What I mean is, I have no idea of all the tools, resources, and processes that it will take for me to build an application that will function as planned, yet I’m no longer so new that I don’t know that there are trade-offs for every decision made. All of which left me feeling paralyzed and completely afraid that any decision I made today I’d regret tomorrow. So after much research on the pros and cons of various full stack tools and realizing that I was in a holding pattern in which I had not coded anything, I decided to try Meteor. AND I’M GLAD I DID!