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7 Daily Hacks For Programmers To Make Coding Skills Faster

In 21st century, programming is everywhere. Some people are passionate about programming languages. Even though they forgot to do some other works except programming, they always want to become a good programmer in their life and do very hard work behind it, so they dissever it. For them, I've listed some 7 best programming articles that you should know.

1. Create a Flow chart of Your Code

Programming is a language that needs a chart that knows the steps of your code what you are working for. Without a flow chart, it's very difficult to debug the code. Make a flow chart of your code is a good sign as a programmer who always learns a new thing from it.

Remember one thing before any project you need to create a flow chart of that project that's the best daily hacks for programmers and that makes good coding skills and a good sign too.

2. Create a Task List Everyday

Before you start your work for a day you need to create a list of tasks that will you do for a day. Create a list of tasks is a good sign for developers and programmers. If you complete work then debug it step by step and solve the errors. Remember one thing if you don't solve the error then don't felt down yourself you need to just try harder for it and I'm sure that you will get it. That's one of the best daily hacks for programmers.

  1. Always Write Useful Comments Comments are necessary while you have a large source code for work. It defines what are you doing on that line of code and helps to find out the sense of that function. It's help when some one looking your code and query about it, comments helps to remove the queries.

Valuable comments can make life more peaceful and more stress-free for you and for and those after you who have to maintain your code.

You need to just write a simple comment before the function by use (//) this sign. That's daily hacks for programmers, makes coding skills faster.

4. Overcome Disturbance

There are lots of distraction occurs when you are working from home. It's in your hand to ignore it or allow it. You are a programmer and there is a stage that requires more effort. It's a good habit to reduce the disturbance where it is coming from.

Programming always needs logic for it. To become a good programmer in your life you need to build your logic by some steps consider. You don't have to be a programmer, but try to be social. That's one of the best hacks for programmers to learn programming.

5. Try To Debug Your Code

Once you complete your work try to execute it step by step and find out errors if occur. That's a good sign as a programmer to debug their code every time. By debugging the code you easily find the errors and problems which occur while executing the code. And remember one thing always use meaning full functions and variables to easily find out while error occurs. This is one of the most useful hacks for programmers.

6. Try To Solve Errors of Your Code

Solving errors is improve coding skills every programmer knows that but when it comes time to salve, those people give up. They just need to do hard work for it and I'm sure they will get it. So, error solving is not a big deal for pro programmers. Just remember one thing, "I can do it." That's encouraged you up for it. It's one of the good hacks for programmers.

7. Classify Your Learning Skills

Every programmer has their learning skill to get more clear and faster. Even some of them have directly got the point more clear and ask for explaining about that concept then they do it easily.

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Bruno Noriller

5. Try To Debug Your Code
No!

Write tests, it's not that hard to learn how to test and instead of jumping between your code and, possibly, the framework or package code you're using... you start with small steps that build on each other and are far faster than trying to debug line by line of code.

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Ravavyr

I'd say "debug your code" should actually imply "test your pages and application and make sure it works the way it's intended to"

If that's done using written tests, or manually, or a combination of the two, who cares?
I find too many devs rely on badly written tests and their apps still don't work.
Plus if you test it manually you also get an eye for the UI/UX part of the app that written tests cannot test for and which end up being the largest reason things get undone/redone/modified over time anyway.

If you're only writing backend code, api calls and such, sure written tests can cover most of it. In the end though, manually testing your code leads to more efficient code. Your tests can't tell you if your code is inefficient, your eyes can, especially as you become more experienced at writing code.

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Bernard Wiesner

Debugging code can be extremely helpful when using good debugger, especially when trying to trace a bug or understand the flow of execution. I agree though that debugging should not replace tests.

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Bruno Noriller

Actual debugging is something I do a lot more in untested code. In tested code a few well placed logs are usually enough. (Not sure if logging counts as "debugging"...)

I also think that debugging is something "low level", for "common place" stuff like rendering divs and doing CRUDs, it's hardly necessary.

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Bernard Wiesner

Personally I don't like logging on debug level, I feel it makes the code less readable.

But yeah agree, debugging is mostly useful for lower level, complex logic where you need to figure out what is happening.

Another very useful feature of debugging at least in PHP is digging into packages/frameworks to follow the execution flow and understand how it all works, it's much faster than digging into it manually.

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cepreu5

"3. Always Write Useful Comments ..."

There is a problem with formating, as shown on following screenshot:
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Ravavyr

I'd also argue that "Write useful comments" needs to be done not just for yourself but for anyone who will read this in the future. You should always make the assumption the person in the future who reads this knows nothing about this. Is your code clear enough for a decent developer to understand or should they know about external scripts that interact with it or other sections of the application that also use this code [if it's used in multiple places] etc.

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Moon Seeker

Would be helpful to take a basic project idea and showcase each of the steps. As on, practical examples to better help us understand and visualize

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Chichebe@WebDev

Very impacting, thanks for this bro

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simc dev CSM® Author

Cheers

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Samuelrivaldo

Thanks 🙏

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Law P

👏👏

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simc dev CSM® Author

Cheers

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Asther Marie Moreno

Thanks! ♥️

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simc dev CSM® Author

Cheers

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