MeetingProgramming - Methods
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Writing good programs

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  • Learning to think about your own process

The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris - Larry Wall -

Owning your code

  • Fixing broken windows
  • Signing it
  • Deliberate coding and coding by coincidence
  • Documentation


  • Breaking code into parts and making them separable one from the other

Learning your tools

  • Your text editor
  • Your language
  • Learning several languages
  • Differences between languages (high-level, low level)

Assume you will make mistakes

  • Make code tests
  • Use code repositories

Talk to the duck

  • Describe the problem to someone or something to aid thinking

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