I am at some point which I tried to avoid. Sadly, there is one thing that I need for my forum. It is really necessary and essential. That means I need custom developing, an add-on.
From 1 to 10, I would say it has a workload of 4-7. So, I asked all the awesome developers here but people have no time. I understand that and it is how it is.
So I was asking myself if I should start doing this on my own. And here it comes. I can't estimate if I could do this, so I am asking you.
I have basic knowledge in c++ (loops, functions, classes with methods). Maybe these are not the correct expressions but I hope you understand those key words.
So no knowledge in php or other languages, not even html skills. I never programmed sth in my life except the homeworks I had to do for my uni for 2 semesters. I was very good at what I did. Ok, now I forgot many things but with some time I could relearn it. But this was c++...
When I look at the codes people post here, I am able to understand them a bit. The structure is very familiar to c++. But all the method names and php syntax is confusing me. Also the higher level of coding.
I don't have any knowledge how to build an add-on. Where do the people get all the correct function names, like getName() or replaceObject() or such things? I dont know how to start, where to start, how to structure it and so on.
Shallow answers like "everybody can learn anything" or "everything is possible" are not very helpful. Can you be concret and tell me if I can learn how to build an add-on and which skills I need?
What do you think of my project? Be honest and direct, please, I appreciate it.