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Building Grabspent: The Difficulties of Developing

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(http://www.grabsent.com/blog/2014/2/4/building-grabspent-the-difficulties-of-developing) - I had no knowledge of code in the beginning. No knowledge of anyone who might of known how to develop a program, who might of known where to learn about development, who might have said “things are incredibly easy to destroy”, who should have said “be careful who you hire, you could end up with a two-month long pompous heap with a degreeless code education from wallet-burning bootcamp in the city (San Francisco).”

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Building Grabspent: The Difficulties of Developing

  1. 1. GrabSpent Building Grabspent: The Difficulties of Developing Grabsent Best Marketing Campaigns
  2. 2. GrabSpent Building Grabspent: The Difficulties of Developing Grabsent Marketing Network I had no knowledge of code in the beginning. No knowledge of anyone who might of known how to develop a program, who might of known where to learn about development, who might have said “things are incredibly easy to destroy”, who should have said “be careful who you hire, you could end up with a two-month long pompous heap with a degreeless code education from wallet-burning bootcamp in the city (San Francisco).” In other words, I was a beginner. The main idea behind Grabspent is simple: an affiliate marketing network which empowers the sellers and the marketers. A more frictionless network. When developing, I continually asked myself “could this tool double as an „affiliate marketing for beginners‟ book?” It needed to be simple, sleek and accessible. It needed to look good and run well. It needed a lot, including a programmer. Grabsent Best Marketing Campaigns
  3. 3. GrabSpent Building Grabspent: The Difficulties of Developing Learning to Code Slowly I learned Rails, Ruby, Sql, Javascript, blah, blah, blah, but didn‟t feel comfortable developing anything. I was afraid of breaking it. I was afraid of failure. The only thing that pushed me towards developing the program was the aforementioned pompous consultant -- it‟s hard to hold people accountable when they aren‟t in-house -- and when I finally touched it, I broke a lot. Versions wouldn‟t show whole forms and when they did show they were vulnerable to sql (database) injections. Sometimes it would show an error message upon loading the home-page and my neighbors -who happen to run the local “Church of Islam” -- would be showered in muffled expletives and the sweet ramblings of diagnoses (aka further expletives). The pages looked like shit and when I tried to fix them, they‟d look worse. It was a horrible experience. Grabsent Best Marketing Campaigns
  4. 4. GrabSpent Building Grabspent: The Difficulties of Developing Building Affiliate Marketing Platform But, in the end, I did it. The application was done, well, manageable and its first impression of the world was much like my own: its creator screamed obscenities all the up to its surfacing, it was a little jagged, and it couldn‟t really support itself… it weighed less than most babies, some might argue it weighed nothing. ANYWAY. We needed a space where people could run the best marketing campaigns they could as simply as possible. So we built one! Grabsent Best Marketing Campaigns
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