016 RR Becoming a Better Developer

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    Debugging does not stop when you run out of answers, it stops when you run out of questions Josh brought up this article. A few points brought up regarding getting better were:

    • Practice
    • Measuring achievements
    • Learn the Fundamentals
    • Start a hard project
    • Practice builds skills and habits
    • Habit vs instinct
    • Dunning Kruger effect

    Non-code related qualities that make you a better coder:

    • Empathy
    • Communication Skills

    Panel suggestions for being better

    James:

    • Become a better communicator
    • Learn from other fields (brain physiology as an example)

    Avdi:

    David:

    • Never stop playing
    • Never stop learning
    • Never stop failing
    • Never stop until you succeed

    Josh:

    • Pair program
    • Care about something
    • Tackle hard problems

    Chuck:

    • Be confident in your skills
    • Tackle hard problems
    • Get to know advanced programmers

    Problems you can tackle:

    • Language Interpreter