How to Use to Help You Improve Your Coding Skills While Building an App!

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc.
and… Ruby on Rails web developer

Before I started Break Diving, I created a couple app on my own.  Well, almost on my own.

You can see one of them at  A simply app to help people document their lives and memories by linking them to the songs they’ve heard over their lifetimes.  It didn’t take off like the rocket I had hoped, but I learned some great lessons as a result, and one of them is that you never have to code alone.

What do I mean?  I mean that thanks to, you can hire coders to help you with entire projects, or even just help you debug something, and the rates start as low as $10 per 15 minutes.  So, you don’t even have to spend a lot of money.

What I did was start the app by myself, and then, when I totally got stuck, and stackoverflow didn’t help, and google fired blanks, I went to codementor, and usually for about $15 – $60, I was able to get someone to help me with just the precise issue I needed.  And then I was back on track coding myself once again.

The nice thing about it is that you don’t have to hire someone long term when you really just need someone to help you get unstuck short term.

That being said, do NOT become reliant on codementor.  If you do, you don’t learn anything, and you end up spending a lot of money.  Be sure to improve your knowledge as a coder.  If I didn’t, there’s no way I would have ended up leading what is now a ten-person coding team here at Break Diving.

So, my advice: use code mentor to help you build apps, and to help you solve problems, but be sure that you are also learning and improving yourself along the way, or you’re just going to continue to spend more and more money as your coding skills atrophy away.

Oh, and if you haven’t, coming join our awesome coding group here at Break Diving.  We (currently) call ourselves the H.A.C.K.ers.  –> Highly Ambitious Coding Klub!  If you’re interesting in connecting with other enthusiastic coders like me, come join us!

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