I taught myself to program on the job to automate a lot of repetitive tasks and eventually built a rather complex web app. One of the things I look back on now that I have been doing this for a number of years is my decision to look up and curate a list of best practices. I followed that as closely as possible and I think that was a life saver. I think any developer of any level can benefit by taking the extra effort to follow a best practice guideline. Just remember that they are in fact guidelines and that sometimes there are better ways to do things in a specific scenario, but that will come with experience.
can you maybe share your curated list of best practises?
I don't have my original list from 3~4 years, a job, and a move across the country ago but here is the gist:
Now not all of these may apply to you, such as Symfony, but I think for the most part these are universal.
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