re: Response to 25 Tips for New Developers VIEW POST


Regarding the clean coding patterns and teaching them early, I agree it's not that important to teach specific clean coding styles and techniques early, but I do think it's important to understand that code is meant to communicate with people, especially your future self.

Also, the point about the reason makes me feel a bit weird, because I didn't have a particular reason to get into programming. I originally got into it by making silly little games, and now I just enjoy it as a problem solving tool.


Yes, indicating that code needs to communicate with people is a good lesson to learn.

As to the reason, I'm really not certain anymore. I think if you have a reason it's good, but I think making something fun is a good enough reason. If you're having fun, then you probably don't need a reason at all -- I don't think I did when I started either to be honest.

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