- You are not the best programmer in the world, deal with it.
- Always put your name in your source code.
- Keep track of your work, as well of your source code.
- Think a little bit before jumping into programming, but do not exagerate.
- Keep yourself updated, no one likes conformists.
- Learn English, that's a must do.
- A good specification is short and to the point.
- A software product is never finished, never.
- Work with standards, that's required if you are working in teams.
- Write tests for your code (this is something I'm still learning).
- Simplify your life, there are tools for that: revision control systems, automated build, template engines, static analysis tools.
- And the most important of all: Enjoy what you are doing, if your work does not make you happy, there's something wrong. That's the best motivational advice I could give you, enjoy your work, enjoy working on group, enjoy working alone, enjoy challenges, be proud of yourself.
December 12, 2010
Things I have learned from work... so far
Swissbytes, since then I have learned a lot of things. This is a very short list of the most important ones: