Andrew Binstock at Dr. Dobbs says he often gets asked for advice for young people just starting out in their development careers. He says the only true way to get good at writing code is to write a lot of code, but these five practices can help you establish a solid foundation for future success:
- Read a lot of code.
- Learn your tools thoroughly.
- Plan your code before you write it.
- Write lots of code and have it reviewed.
- Write tests as you code.