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5 pieces of advice to help you become a better developer

There are many reasons why being a good developer is important. As a developer, you are responsible for creating applications and software that people will use. If you create something that is buggy or difficult to use, people will not want to use it. Being a good developer means that you are able to write code that is clean, understandable, and maintainable. This is important because other developers will need to be able to read and understand your code in order to maintain it or make changes. Finally, being a good developer is important because it can lead to better career opportunities and higher salaries.


. Online forums

There are many online forums dedicated to programming and development. These can be a great place to ask questions, get advice, and learn from other developers. Some popular forums include Stack Overflow, Reddit, and GitHub.

Local meetups

If you’re looking for more of a personal connection, consider attending local meetups in your area. These events are usually organized by developers and provide an opportunity to network and learn from others in person. You can find meetups for almost any programming language or development topic.

Online courses

Another great way to learn and improve your skills is by taking online courses. There are many reputable providers that offer high quality courses on all aspects of programming and development. These can be a great way to learn new technologies and keep up with the latest trends.

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Conferences and events

If you want to take your learning to the next level, consider attending conferences and events. These provide an opportunity to hear from expert speakers, learn about new technologies, and network with other professionals. There are many conferences and events held throughout the year, so there’s sure to be one that’s relevant to your interests.

Get involved in open source projects

If you're not sure where to start, there are a few good resources for finding open source projects to contribute to. GitHub has a list of popular open source projects, and OpenHatch has a list of projects that are looking for new contributors. If you are a RUST developer you can contribute to our repo .
Once you've found a project to contribute to, the next step is to make a contribution. This can be anything from fixing a bug to writing documentation. The best way to learn how to make contributions is to look at the contribution guidelines for the project you're interested in and then follow them.
Making contributions to open source projects is a great way to improve your skills as a developer. It can also help you build up your resume and make connections in the open source community.

Use the right tools for the job

One of the most important aspects of using the right tools is using the right tools for the task at hand. For example, if you need to debug a piece of code, using a debugger will be much more effective than using a text editor. Similarly, if you need to manage your code, using a source code management system will be much more effective than using a file system. By using the right tools for the job, you can improve your development skills and become a more efficient and effective developer.

Be willing to learn new things

One of the best ways to learn new things is to seek out feedback from others. This can be done by asking for help when you're stuck, listening to feedback on your work, or attending workshops and conferences. There are also many online resources that can be helpful, such as blogs, books, and online courses.
Whatever method you choose, the important thing is to keep learning and growing as a developer. This will make you more valuable to employers and clients, and it will help you stay uptodate with the latest developments in your field.

Write code every day

So, there you have it: coding every day is the best way to become a better developer. But don’t forget to supplement your coding with other activities like reading code and participating in online challenges. And finally, don’t forget to find a mentor or coding buddy who can help you when you get stuck.

If you're looking to become a better developer, take heed of the following five pieces of advice:

  1. Be passionate about what you do – if you're not passionate about coding, you're not going to become a great developer.

  2. Be persistent – don't give up when things get tough, because they definitely will at some point.

  3. Be willing to learn – don't think you know everything, because chances are there's always something new to learn.

  4. Be proactive – take initiative and be proactive in your learning, rather than waiting for someone to tell you what to do.

  5. Be different – don't be afraid to stand out from the crowd and be different.

In conclusion being a good developer means having a strong understanding of the tools and programming languages you use, as well as the ability to problem solve and think creatively. It also requires good communication skills, as you will need to be able to work with others in a team environment.

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Jerome ("Jerry") Cottrell

Awesome post! To add a footnote to that last line item from here:
"Create a GitHub account, learn Git, and push code every single day."