10 Ways to Become a Better Programmer

10 Ways to Become a Better Programmer

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Ten Ways to Become a Better Programmer

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So you want to be a better programmer? Good. Regardless if programming is a hobby or your livelihood, becoming a better one is beneficial to both your skill and your brain's programmers mindset. Continuing to improve any skill set is a noble endeavor and I'm glad that you've taken a step towards that goal. Hopefully, I can help guide you on your path to programming awesomeness by giving you some ideas on things you can do both in your spare time or on the job.

In this book, I will give you some direction on how you can become a better programmer. This book strives for breadth over depth and will work to give you ten ideas on things you can add to your knowledge, or things to try that will help make you a better programmer. Each of the ideas will cover the high level concepts of that idea, and bring to light why doing that particular thing will make you a better developer, and then provide links to resources so that you can dive deeper into a paticular idea on your own.

Are these the only ways to become a better programmer? No. But the ideas presented here will definitely improve your ability to understand and write quality code.

For the curious, the chapters currently planned are:

  1. Know SOLID
  2. Object Calisthenics
  3. Get Involved in an Open Source Project
  4. Learn a New Programming Language
  5. Learn a New Programming Paradigm
  6. Build a Language Plugin or Framework
  7. Write a Book on Programming
  8. Teach a Programming Class
  9. Build Your Own Programming Language
  10. Build Your Own Operating System


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

About the Author

Michael Koby
Michael Koby

Michael Koby is a software developer by trade and hobby. Starting at a young age he's worked on several systems and with several programming languages. In the last decade he's dedicated himself to writing better code, and he's work to apply these principles as best he can. Michael loves technology and software development and thus when he writes about it you can tell he's not only knowledable but passionate as well. He's eager to teach others what he has learned, to help them become better in whatever areas he can provide knowledable help.

Michael currently writes a blog on shipping software and programming.

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