Coding Advice for Those Who Think They Suck at Code
Found from Ben in the MasterWP newsletter, I love this hilariously short bit of advice about how to be a better programmer. In it, Pete Shirley, who calls himself “a poor programmer” says it’s helped him as someone who thinking they’re in the bottom quartile of all programmers. I kind of doubt he really is, because the advice is way better that what a lot of “elite” programmers tell you about. And it’s very approachable.
Here’s his preamble
I am a poor programmer. Ask anyone who has worked on group projects with me.
But the key compensation is I am aware I am a poor programmer. I do not try to do anything fancy. I follow some heuristics that keep me productive IMO. I think these heuristics are in fact good for all programmers, but are essential for those of us in the bottom quartile.
Because I don’t want to spoil the whole list, I’ll just tell you that it’s 8 things and that it’ll take you under a minute to read.