Reviving Abandoned Projects: The Inspiring Story of Coballo, the Ultimate Collaboration Platform for Developers

Hey fellow developers, I wanted to share with you all about an exciting project I was a part of recently, and let me tell you, it was no walk in the park. Introducing Coballo, the ultimate platform for developers to connect and collaborate on abandoned projects.

You know how it is, we’ve all been there. You start a new project, you’re all excited and can’t wait to dive in, but then life happens, or you realize you’re not as skilled as you thought, or maybe you just got too busy with other things. Before you know it, your project is abandoned, collecting dust in a forgotten corner of your computer. Well, that’s where Coballo comes in. Our goal is to reduce the number of abandoned projects in the developer community and to give developers the opportunity to work on something new and exciting.

Now, I won’t lie to you, this project was not easy. I served as the mobile developer using React Native. Building an app from scratch is no easy feat, let me tell you that. I also set up the database storage and worked on connecting the mobile frontend and backend. My fellow developers, Akinwonjowo Dennis and Nnaemeka Joseph, they were not slacking off either. Akinwonjowo took on the role of the backend developer, responsible for writing the majority of the server and client code and setting up the backend logic, while Nnaemeka was the frontend developer and he was responsible for designing the beautiful web interfaces using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

The idea for Coballo was born when Dennis met several developer friends and discovered that each of them had one or more abandoned projects due to a lack of skills or resources. He was inspired to create a platform that could connect developers with similar interests and skills to work on these abandoned projects together. With a sense of shared responsibility, we believe that more projects will be completed and fewer ideas will be lost. We used Python Flask to develop the API routes, MySQL to set up storage, and SQLAlchemy for relational mapping. On the frontend, we used HTML, CSS and JavaScript and AJAX to send requests to the server.

The most difficult technical challenge we faced was how to properly manage the relationships between the various objects in the project, particularly the one-to-many relationship between users and projects. In order to make sure that each project had only one user and that users could have multiple projects, we had to be very careful in the way we set up the database and wrote the code. But we were able to accomplish that with a lot of careful planning and debugging.

Through working on this project, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of teamwork and communication, especially when working on a complex project like this. I also learned a lot about the importance of planning and organization, as well as the importance of being flexible and open to change.

In conclusion, Coballo is a platform that connects developers to collaborate on abandoned projects, it’s for developers who want to work on something new and exciting, and it’s for developers who want to help others avoid the fate of an abandoned project.

A bit about me, I am Oghenekaro Benjamin Eruvieru, a React Native mobile developer, and a problem solver, I love to take on complex projects that challenge me to learn and grow as a developer, and Coballo was definitely one of those projects. I am always on the lookout for new opportunities to push my boundaries and improve my skills. I believe that by sharing our knowledge and expertise we can help to make the developer community stronger and more vibrant.

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👋 Hello, I'm Benjamin Eruvieru, a passionate React Native mobile developer and cloud engineering enthusiast.
With 4 years of experience in mobile app development, I'm on a new adventure in cloud engineering.

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