4 things I want to do in 2016

I want to build a website on top of Amazon Web Services. Everything from EC2 instances to the Elastic Load Balancer to S3. I've set on EC2 instances before, but never worried about scaling. I'd enjoy the challenge of trying to make it work. Google search after Google search.

Publish at least one Android app in Google Play. I seem to start an app, get distracted, then give up. Or instead, I'll work on a specific technology (i.e. Volley, RecyclerView), and forget about the entire app. Most of the apps I work on are related to digitizing forms.

Build a complete website with an API back-end that hooks into the above Android app. The Laracasts website really took me a long way. I remember the first time Jeffrey Way was building a website, and he was using Test-Driven Development (TDD). It blew my mind. It really did.

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Create a popular website. What does Google Analytics have to do with this? I want to go into Analytics' "Live View" and see 1,000 users. I used a manage a website that got about 800 hits/day, but that translated to maybe 10 at any given time.

By Daniel Malone

Daniel Malone is an Android Developer in Austin, Texas. He enjoys writing code, whether it be HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Java, XML or Kotlin. Daniel started writing code at age 12. By the time he was 15, he had a technology news website that received about 200 visitors a day. His first computer was a Dell Dimension 3000, with an 80GB hard drive, 512MB RAM and a broken DVD drive.