Do you have a "Dead Projects" collection?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by HotShoe, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. HotShoe

    HotShoe Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Below is a directory listing of my android dev area. There are several contract apps and the ones I have on google play or just for my own use. BUT, thre are a dozen or more that I started and then abandoned for various reasons.

    Volume in drive F is Data
    Volume Serial Number is 42D7-1BF3

    Directory of F:\droid stuff

    03/13/2015 04:23 PM <DIR> .
    03/13/2015 04:23 PM <DIR> ..
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> adt
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> apadtv
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> atmail
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> b4achat
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> cbtt
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> chromatrack
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> droidshopper
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> estibon
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> facekit
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> helpme
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> hooftracks
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> imap
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> jobdroid
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> magtool
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> mldial
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> mlslider
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> Oscilloscope
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> partquest
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> photolink
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> racersedge
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> sayspell
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> smbtst
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> stopwatch
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> test
    03/10/2015 12:41 AM <DIR> ToDo
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> tst
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> vdcalc
    03/12/2015 02:07 AM <DIR> virtualdyno
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> votingbooth
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> whistler
    01/22/2015 11:44 PM <DIR> wifitest
    12 File(s) 1,276,756 bytes
    33 Dir(s) 692,495,437,824 bytes free

    I do go through these and delete the ones I will never get back to, and I sometimes look at the ones that just sit in there. All of these seemed like a good idea at the time, but soon got put on the shelf because there are too many like it around or maybe I just don't know how to do what I want it to do.

    What does your dev directory look like and how many dead projects do you have? Or am I alone in keeping them around?

    --- Jem
  2. JakeBullet70

    JakeBullet70 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Quite a few. Not as many as you though. But yeah, it happens.
  3. NJDude

    NJDude Expert Licensed User

    I have a few "dead" projects, but I keep them for sentimental reasons (and also because maybe some code I wrote might become handy on another app) and a couple of "unreleased" ones.
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  4. HotShoe

    HotShoe Well-Known Member Licensed User

    That's the biggest reason I keep these around. Most of them have some really useful stuff in them that I use again.

    --- Jem
  5. IanMc

    IanMc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    not really

    I tend to get an idea, let it lie in wait for months or years and then wake it up again.
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  6. Beja

    Beja Expert Licensed User

    I keep a directory with may dead apps as junkyard, to salvage whatever code I need in real apps.
  7. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    I have some "try and research" projects
  8. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    Chop chop get them finished @HotShoe :p
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  9. andymc

    andymc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Basic4android projects list:
    360 degree movement
    Air Attack
    collision map
    flappybird clone
    mini golf
    Tank Attack
    Two man attack squad
    2d code name mat
    11 kettlebell swings
    animal bounce
    invaders 2
    red car- blue car
    santa present jump
    slogan quiz
    virus attack
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  10. wonder

    wonder Expert Licensed User

    I always told myself... Stay away from 3D, Bruno.

    Last week, however I decided to conquer my fears and I tried to create a small 3D engine.
    Surprisingly, everything was going well until I tried to implement 3D rotation. Disaster.
    I tried to change the equations a little bit, even came up with my own. Nothing worked.
    I. Just. Can't. Do. 3D. Rotation.

    Some parts of the code are still usable, but yeah... DEAD PROJECT.
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  11. andymc

    andymc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I let other people handle creating 3D engines, the maths is too hard core for me.
  12. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I think this quote sums up large parts of my project folder:

    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn", rough translation "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming".

    I don't see them as dead, they are just dreaming, waiting until the stars are right to rise again.
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