The programmers amongst us all share a common need; the need to learn something new, every day, every week. With everything you’ve learnt up to this point, what’s the single most important piece of wisdom you could pass on to a programmer just starting out?
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Read The Mythical Man Month
- Read Code Complete
- Have the willpower to stick with Unit Tests and/or Test Driven development
- Comment/Document even the throw-away scripts that you think you don’t need to
What do you wish someone had told you, years ago?