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I've been developing an application off and on over the past year and a half for fun. Was a good excuse to learn something new.

It is to the point now that it has potential (still needs tons of work) to be much better than several existing applications out there doing the same thing.

I am feeling overwhelmed because I either need to a) seriously invest time into it to make it a fully fledged tool and try to sell it b) open source it and see if other people find it worth working on or c) just abandon it and move on.

Has anyone else been in this type of situation knowing there is potential but honestly may be more than you can do as a single person?

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  • 3
    Why not make a living out of it?
  • 1
    @netikras

    Unfortunately it's too big of risk with having a very good, stable job + family. If I did end up making money from it, it would probably be more of a side income rather than being enough to depend on fully.
  • 2
    Based on your comments, b is the only option and it is definitely not bad
  • 1
    @BobbyTables I see. What's the product [since you're considering open-source'ing it I assume it's not a secret?]
  • 1
    @netikras

    Never really told anyone...and most people will think I'm crazy but its yet another text editor. (Please hold all of your "the world doesn't need another text editor" comments...I already know)
  • 1
    @BobbyTables Interesting :) IDE-like, or just for text? Which current editor does it look like the most (feature-wise) at its current state?
  • 2
    @netikras I'd say think along the lines of Notepad++. Alot of language specific feature but definitely not a full fledged IDE
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