Important things a Programmer should know

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Are you tired of making the same mistakes over and over or wasting hours fixing bugs that always happen to you when coding?

Here are some tips that will allow you to progress and improve as a programmer and achieve more and more success.


WRITE YOUR CODE AS CLEAN AND SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE

In programming there are several ways to achieve the same results, so choose the cleanest and simplest way. That way it will be easier to find bugs and, in the future, it will be easier to understand and maintain your code.


STUDY

Take your exercises seriously, as each piece of code you create increases your experience and over time coding will become more and more natural. Understand what you are doing.

Don't think that only training itself will make you a good programmer. Yes, the courses will help you, but what will make you a good programmer is practice and study.


TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WORK

You will work with different programming languages and IDEs. Try to understand what each one can do to help you so you will know which language to use in each of your projects.


HELP YOUR COLLEAGUES

By helping a colleague, you will also learn, because in programming it is by solving different problems that you learn more about algorithms. By helping your peers with difficulties, you will be in touch with other forms of programming and this will be very useful for the future.


HAVE FUN

Often, in the chaos of delayed projects and bugs to fix, it's hard to think about having fun, but remember that a touch of good humor and fun is always good. Depending on the job, add humorous comments, modify the look of your screen with specific themes and create creative error messages. There are tons of possibilities.


TAKE SERIOUS MATTERS OTHER THAN COMPUTER MATTERS

Programming goes beyond creating code, it demands a lot of math and graphic design involved. Take these subject matters very seriously.


TYPOGRAPHY ERRORS

Avoid typos, this takes a lot of reworks. Learn the keywords well in the language you are programming, this will surely save you a lot of trouble.


SEMICOLON, COLON SIGN, SINGLE, DOUBLE OR TRIPLE EQUAL SIGNS

These are pranks that make the programmer commit small mistakes that, in the end, are a tragedy. Pay attention to the small details.


PARENTHESES AND BRACES

Check that all functions have been closed. Tag with a good code editor with different colors. Do the same for your parentheses in for, while or if loops.


HAVE LOGICAL REASONING

Certainly, a programmer will not go very far in his career if he/she doesn’t have logical reasoning since he/she needs to solve problems using code to transcribe logical reasoning.

Programming is 80% problem solving. Whether the problem is the one that will be solved by the software or solving problems in the software itself. The programmer must be curious and have a keen interest in solving problems.


ENGLISH

English language is almost mandatory if you want to be an outstanding programmer. Yes, it is possible to start programming without knowing English, however, you will not be able to go very far as others that read/speak English.


CONCENTRATION AND PERSISTENCE

These are two essential characteristics in a programmer. Programming is to spend hours reasoning in search of a solution to one (or several) problems, and often this solution takes time to be found. That's when the programmer cannot give up. You must be very persistent and focused to find the best solution.

A good programmer is the person who solves problems without being dependent on others.


ETHIC

Programmers generally have access to a large volume of confidential information from companies and customers, so it is necessary to have ethics as a basis for working.


AND HOW MANY PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES SHOULD A GOOD PROGRAMMER KNOW?

Surely that was the question you were waiting for, wasn't it?

If you are starting in programming, the tip is: know a single language, but be an expert. Go deep, study, be an expert in a that language.

It's no use saying that I program in C, C++, Java, and Python, but not being an expert in any of them. What the market is looking for today are programmers who REALLY know a language in depth and not a little bit of several languages.

Concentrate with all your effort on being the best programmer for a language. In case you can’t be the best, you still can be one of the best. After becoming an expert, now you can expand your knowledge to other programming languages.

Quantity is not the most important thing, but quality is. Understanding something in depth makes you much better than knowing several things superficially.

Another super important tip is for you to study and get to know libraries, packages and frameworks, as this will expand your understanding and you will see that it is possible to do a lot, using the same good old code. Also know database, security and servers. Have an overall view of your project.

Programming well goes far beyond knowing the syntax and use of programming languages, it's knowing how to use them intelligently, to get more results by writing less.

And rest assured, with practice, you will develop a keen eye that will spot bugs very quickly. But when you're just starting out, being persistent and studying will be worth it!


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