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12 Things That Would Make You A Better Software Developer

Disclaimer (2017): This post was written a few years ago when I was relatively new to programming, so take with a grain of salt.

12 valuable lessons I learned from my two years experience as a developer. Some are bits I picked up along the way, but some are hard learned tidbits of wisdom I learned from my own mistakes.

The 12 points discussed in the post are the following:-

1. Know your tools
2. Modularize
3. Error messages are your friends
4. Plan, Plan, Plan
5. Maintain predictability in code
6. Write beautiful code
7. Refactor
8. Central location for configuration/settings
9. Push towards automation
10. Keep the comments updated
11. Write jokes in comments
12. Choose the right team

 

1. Know your tools

Programming is no longer just typing code out of the air into your text editor and compiling it after you are done. Programming is more of an interactive process now.

Lots of tools are available now, that can boost developer efficiency. Most programming languages have rich IDE’s with features such as “intellisense”, auto-complete, realtime syntax checking, profiling and debugging assistance, source control integration etc built-in. Knowing these various tools and features are not a must to be a great programmer, but, without a question, better tools can boost your efficiency as one.
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