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Discussion on: 20 Tips For Learning to Code in 2020

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Bryan Baldwin

Whatever you are using, set up a flow between

  • your editor
  • the results (visual, console, browser or whatever it is you are building)
  • the debugger (preferably with breakpoints and stepping, but don't be ashamed to printf)

Get away from IDE's asap. They teach you bad habits, such as

  • browsing through symbol drop downs instead of reading the code
  • inserting code you didn't ask for/want
  • breaking your pace with constant irrelevant interruptions for formatting and suggestions
  • bad behavior, crashing, confusing over-complicated interfaces
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Jessica Shepherd Author

Great additions!! Getting comfortable with the tools you'll be using can help so much.