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Find the best programmers you can and work with them. Be a volunteer intern or anything that will get you in their company and let you watch them work. Books, theory, SO are all great but what you cou …
answered Mar 9 '11 by JeffO
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It should require a certain amount of effort to push the keyboard away and read a chapter on history if you plan on doing this for a greater part of the rest of your life. If you're in the middle of a …
answered Apr 7 '11 by JeffO
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Acceptable Risk Haven't you ever taken a risk and gambled on something? There's a time crunch, so you get it to work with the intention of refactoring it later (as opposed to refactoring it sooner). …
answered Apr 28 '11 by JeffO
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Work on applying ideas and concepts from seemingly unrelated areas. To me, the brilliance of the iPod was not the engineering behind making a great MP3 player, but helping solve a huge problem the mus …
answered May 11 '11 by JeffO
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I would read through it, but be prepared to go through it again with a focus on working the exercises now that you understand the theory. This may be a better way to go about reading a programming boo …
answered Jul 26 '11 by JeffO
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An opportunity to work with a really good programmer(s) on a project in an area I wanted to learn. Imagine being at Sony and hearing about a side project going on for a gaming device. Even if you didn …
answered Aug 13 '11 by JeffO
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Base the amount of time relative to the risk level of the application. You've probably considered this when deciding if you should use it at this time or not. If you're working on an small in-house ap …
answered May 2 '11 by JeffO
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Self-study is very important because you won't always have opportunities for formal training. When you start looking for a project, internship or job, find ones that have solid senior developers who c …
answered May 6 '12 by JeffO
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Once you're exposed to coding, you either have a compulsion to do it or you don't. Aptitude is just one factor on whether or not you'll be good at it. Exposure to good examples, instruction, time on t …
answered Dec 31 '10 by JeffO
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Look at your collegues code and have them review yours even if this is not a formalized requirement. Hopefully there is someone who is better at you in something. Answer questions on Stackoverflow wi …
answered Jan 22 '11 by JeffO
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Exceptional coders have influence on a project beyond the scope of their own code and spot problems before they happen because of their experience. They make everyone on the team better and save their …
answered Sep 27 '10 by JeffO
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I'm guessing he's attempting other languages because he has something he want to build. You can always return to a language or framework and learn more. There is a fine line between learning the …
answered Apr 18 '12 by JeffO
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If forced to pick one, I would jump into a project. Many books on a language are similar, but you may have picked one that had a special section and would read that first. Maybe you're more interested …
answered Jun 16 '11 by JeffO
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Like all good programmers you're going to be continuously doing three things: learn something new, discover new problems, build solutions. The more time you spend writing code (building solutions), th …
answered Apr 13 '13 by JeffO
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Most research is going to be dependent on other research, but should offer something more or at least help in confirming an existing belief. I would expect to learn something new that wouldn't be foun …
answered Dec 24 '11 by JeffO

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