Do you have a "Dead Projects" collection?

HotShoe

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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
 

JakeBullet70

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

NJDude

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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.
 

HotShoe

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(and also because maybe some code I wrote might become handy on another app)
That's the biggest reason I keep these around. Most of them have some really useful stuff in them that I use again.

--- Jem
 

IanMc

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not really

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

Beja

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

andymc

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

wonder

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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.
 

Troberg

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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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