5 habits every developer should adopt!

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1. Don't repeat yourself

This habit is based on DRY.

The “Don't Repeat Yourself” principle is a software development practice aimed at reducing the repetition of information.

So when you have a piece of code that repeats in your codebase try to put that into a function.

2. Code every day

This is so important especially if you're learning how to code.

Typing some code for as little as 15 minutes every day can increase your skills a lot faster.

And by developing this habit you won't rely on motivation.

3. Never stop learning

Being a developer is a lifelong learning journey.

The worst thing you can do as a developer is to stop learning new technologies.

This field evolves so fast and you need to keep up with it.

4. Think before you write code

Don't just write code without having a solution in mind.

Start by thinking about the solution for the problem you want to solve and only after that start to write it.

This will save you a lot of time down the road.

5. Avoid burnout

Listen to your body.

When you feel like you need some rest take a break.

Burning out == at least a few weeks of no code.

A small break from time to time can help you avoid this.

Conclusion

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Thank you very much for the wisdom you share in this article.