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Web app: what programming knowledge do I need to create a goings on app?

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For this kind of application a much more important question than "how can I build it? is "where will I get the data from?"—If you don’t have a good answer for that building the app is a waste of your time. The world is littered with local events listings apps that no one uses because they don’t have good data.

This is Web app: what programming knowledge do I need to create a goings on app? by Simon Willison, posted on 7th August 2013.

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