Day 17: file download
part of Diary of a solo dev building a web app
Jun 25 2022
Jun 25, 2022
This is a dev diary of implementing Filerion, a web-based file manager for online storage (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, s3 and more).
It’s Saturday so I wasn’t planning on doing any work.
However, I did want to transfer a file between two computers and Filerion is made for that (among other things).
Unfortunately so far I only implemented upload of files to online storage, no download.
So I decided to use this opportunity to implement file download:
The lesson here is that it’s best to work on products that you use yourself. Nothing motivates you more to implement a feature than needing that feature.
Or to fix an annoying UI issues than you being annoyed by it and being able to do something about it.
There are many paths to success; writing software that you need yourself can be one of them. And it’s more fun than other paths.

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