“…there are very few inherently hard programs. If you are looking at a piece of code and it looks very hard – if you can’t understand what this thing is supposed to be doing – that’s almost always an indication that it was poorly thought through. At that point you don’t roll up your sleeves and try to fix the code; you take a step back and think it through again. When you’ve thought it through enough, you’ll find out that it’s easy“.
- Bernie Cosell
Scenario analysis: Good programmers always ask themselves - how can this break?
Naming things well
“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.”
- Phil Karlton
Consistency: Consistency across your programming practices allows you to concentrate on essential complexity & and not accidental complexity.
Continuous learning about the developments in software engineering
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