Advise.. What to do when you have too much limited time for a project
Was reading different threads and I just came across this thread
in which the op had asked about the best way to learn java and the Administrator at java forums told them to pick up a good project which needs the skills the op wants to learn, like himself learning them for years.
Don't you have some software that you would like to have? You might also think that a software you are using lacking some functionality. I think you need motivation and you can obtain it by doing something you would like to do (e.g. a software you would like to have). For example, i am dying to start a Java project. I am at the end of my phd and can't work on it appropriately for years. When the time is up for phd, i will start developing it crazily :) For a few years, i am trying to learn related technologies (gwt,google app engine,rest etc.), approaches (continuous integration, scrum etc. ) and business concepts (marketing, forming a company, patenting etc.). There are lots of things to learn and i think the best way to learn them is by implementing a big project requiring them.
If you can't find an idea, you can take a look at freelance web sites (e.g. RAC: rent a coder). I have used RAC for years (mainly as a project owner for many kinds of small projects.). There are many projects in different sizes there (there are also very small projects like homework). The good part of this is that you can earn some money while learning ;)
What to do when you have to develop something in really a short period of time. I have got to do a project and all I know is that I am short of time, and I don't have enough time to properly learn many things and proceed in the way I would like to.What should I do now?