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Your habits as a developer

kethmars profile image kethmars ・1 min read

I'm a strong believer that good habits are the way to success. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, has put it really nicely:

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

That's why I try to create habits that help me become a better developer and remove the ones that don't.

Here are the 5 main habits I try to practice to become a better developer

  • Come up with a plan BEFORE start coding
  • Read tech articles/tutorials at least 30 minutes per day(Dev.To as the main one)
  • Work on a hobby project at least 3 times a week for 1 hour
  • Practicing non-tech related activities every day (reading, cooking, playing the guitar, etc) for at least an hour
  • Work out, exercise at least 4 days a week

As you can see, some of them are code-related, some of them not. But they all contribute to me being more productive and efficient as a developer.

I'm planning to write a longer article on the topic, so I'd be really interested in...

...what are the habits that make you a better developer?

(or the habits you're trying to get rid of)?

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askeridos profile image

Cleaning house too :)

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kethmars Author

That too, though I must say there are times when too much stuff just pile up :D.
I TRY to follow the logic "put it away right after using".