As an industry, I’d say we’re all pretty clued up on how to be a better programmer:
- Write code and write some more code
- Read lots of code
- Write your implementation, then rewrite it, then rewrite it again
- Use meaningful names/structures
- Refactor, refactor, refactor
- Test, test, test
You get the idea.
In the majority of the Top 10 tips scattered around the internet for steps on how to be a better programmer, they lack what I consider the fundamentals. Now, these fundamentals don’t just improve your programming ability they improve your health, wellbeing and just generally make you a better human.
1- Get your 8 hours!
We’ve all seen the crazy routines of some top dog CEOs where they go to bed at midnight, wake up at 3am and read 2 books by 5am, these are absolute bullshit. And if you think can get by just fine with 5-6…
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