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Elliot Forbes ⏰ 2 Minutes 📅 Apr 14, 2017

The Story:

Originally started in December of 2014 this site began as a side hobby of mine and has quickly grown into one of the most successful side projects I’ve ever worked upon. Since its conception it’s racked up well over 1,000,000 page views and it’s still growing.

It’s undergone many changes since it was first created and overall I’ve probably commited well over 1,000 hours towards the site and it’s content. This is something I use to hone my own programming skills and I use it as a means of expanding my programming horizons by encouraging me to move into new areas that I’ve never touched before.

The Code

For those interested in what the code base looks like for the entire website then be sure to check out this github repo: TutorialEdge.net

The Growth

Since its inception the site’s shown good growth and now exceeds 12,500 hits per month and the growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down. My main aim for the site is to become one of the best free resources on the web for learning how to program using various new and emeging frameworks such as Laravel 5 for web development and Java + OpenGL for game development.

The 6 Month Plan

My plan for the site is to hit the 100 complete tutorials milestone and get the new forum system up and running so that the site can continue to grow and provide help on all aspects of web development. I hope to build a thriving online community that will become the authority on all things web development related.

Get Involved

Want to help contribute to a growing list of articles and tutorials and improve the open source eco-system? This site represents the perfect low barrier to entry for those willing to make their first open source commits. Simply pull the code locally, make some documentation changes and submit a pull request. Check out the get-involved page for more.