Five Things Every Young Programmer Should Do

by Developer.com Staff

If you're just starting out as a developer, these tips will head you in the right direction.

Andrew Binstock at Dr. Dobbs says he often gets asked for advice for young people just starting out in their development careers. He says the only true way to get good at writing code is to write a lot of code, but these five practices can help you establish a solid foundation for future success:

  • Read a lot of code.
  • Learn your tools thoroughly.
  • Plan your code before you write it.
  • Write lots of code and have it reviewed.
  • Write tests as you code.

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This article was originally published on Friday Jul 26th 2013
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