Successful people are simply those with successful habits. So is, for successful developers. To become a successful developer you have to be religious with the habit of successful people, by practicing those habits which can lead you to a whole new level in no time.
As a developer, learning new technology and skills are crucial to become successful. Some of the habits for a successful developer is,
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN
Spending time learning how to learn will help you now and as you progress in programming career. That's because the learning never ends (it's an ocean). This is where most developers get it wrong. Most of them spend time meandering through tutorials not making any progress because they're not learning in effective way.
Programming without application is a waste of time.
The reason most people end up being same after a lot of paid courses and tutorials is because they're not doing active learning but passive learning.
BE A PROBLEM SOLVER
My mentor daily task is Solving problems on programming, sometimes I get tired when he'll say do this do that. Meanwhile it's broaden my learning and experiences.
Solving problems must be a daily ritual for a successful developers as it's for successful people. It's not always about typing 1000's lines of code. Slow down, think, rack your brain through problems systematically, and have a problems solving system in place and this would improve your productivity as a developer.
LEARNING THE RIGHT LANGUAGE
Learning the right languages is really important.
These was in the previous post on (the best programming language)
So languages have gone extinct and some young developers are still wasting their time on it. This occur due to outdated and poor information.
I met with a guy some things ago, the guy was learning SWIFT (language use to develop iOS and Apple applications).
This is total waste of time, energy and money because the language is outdated for iOS developers, compare to Objective-C.
Apple is a unique tech company which update their development every year.
LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
There are millions of developers out there in the world and, what separates a successful developer from the other is your communication skills. You must be an effective communicator. Learn how to develop your communication skills and level them up.
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