Category — Development

How to Improve your Programming Skills

If there is one thing that a programmer is constantly doing throughout their entire careers, it is improving their programming skills. The IT industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors. If you don’t adapt to the new standards and practices you’ll quickly be left in the dust and replaced by newer, more flexible programmers.

The good thing about being a programmer, is that you already have strong skills in problem solving and learning things. This means that learning a new programming language or developing a new skill set shouldn’t be as hard as it would for someone who doesn’t have strong problem solving skills. That being said, learning new things can be a daunting task that can take a very long time. Here are a few tips for increasing your programming skills.

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The Art of Commenting Code

No matter what other people say, commenting source code is an art form. It takes finesse (and sometimes an English degree :P) to properly comment your code. Some people have the mindset “if its code, it has to be commented with long detailed comments” while others take the total opposite and barely comment a single line, and when they do they just explain the obvious. Which mindset is best? Neither!
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