Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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http://railsforzombies.org seems a good place to get your hands dirty quickly. 4 months ago


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A problem with learning programming languages is most of the time you don’t know when to say “I have learnt language X”, where X is the language you are learning. There will be always things, tricks, hacks, techniques, methods you will not know. It is difficult to draw the line of essentials. It’s because learning the essentials as outlined by some book will not necessarily help you solve real world problems or build something the way you want it! At this moment you will find yourself searching for solutions to the particular problem you want to be solved and then see that everything so messed up! It is when you might get frustrated and ask yourself, did I actually learn it?

The answer is NO. Learning a programming language can be a daunting task and can take years even to get expertise in some. However, learning the essentials, usually that are outlined by books or courses is one necessary level you must cross. That is the base, preparation for the real thing.

So, when will I consider this goal done? Well, as soon as I cross the first level – the outlines for essentials. Why? Because it is difficult to measure the final level, and it takes time, by which the technology can lose it value, you might lose interest and so on. All of these are not so motivating and prevents you from achieving any goal at all! So, lets just get done with it. 5 months ago


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I had actually given up trying this a long time ago. I never got the opportunity to get fully involved in it and lacked interest as well. I was never clear why I wanted to do it either. Now that I look back, I don’t feel like I failed. I did learn many new technologies during this time like Android programming, iOS programming, PHP frameworks, Java frameworks and many more. 5 months ago


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