My development workflow
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This Story is only for my structure for my development projects. Every developer has a specific workflow and I hope to get some advice from you and probably am I able to inspire the one or other. I try to be as precise as possible.
the idea for a project
I use git with Github as my VCS. There I have a repository for ideas where I create an issue with a new idea. Since I have nearly 100 repositories at my GitHub and other stuff to do the ideas wait there until I have time and motivation.
The issue contains, for example, a title with a buzzword or something which describes it in 1-3 words and as issue description, I have a preset which contains a short description (mostly the title in a longer variation) some important points for the project like needed APIs, connections, group project or private project and other. Usually is an issue there for about 1-4 month open and then closed with a repo link for the issue.
When the project repo is created and the idea issue closed I write a README file that contains the parts from the issue if they are still needed, mostly like needed APIs, connections, and usage.
Since I'm new in js and don't have a workflow there, I focus me on java projects. So mostly I recommend using a maven or Gradle where I prefer Maven. Then I start the project and write the necessary code and if needed some libraries which help me to improve things.
The coding part takes mostly about a month to a half year or longer. The most important point is: never stick at one problem or one language. If you have a problem at one issue then move on or ask for help. Probably do you have a use case in this project where another language or tool is better, then use it, if you don't know it, learn it.
The definition is not that clear. I mean when would you say is a project finally ended? Mostly I say a project is ended when I have an LTS version.
Since I code mostly backend software or bots or things like that I need to host it. For hosting, I use my own servers which are at my local server. Sometimes I use servers from other hosters.