Sunday, July 26, 2009


Six Points To Improve Your Programming Skills

To program, you must elicit ideas from other people and share your ideas with them. Sharing ideas comes in many forms. I have already discussed about the Steps to  be a better programmer

So read on my earlier post on [Nine Steps To Improve Your Programming Skills] and enjoy! Programming can be a lot of fun. Also read  my tips to  improve your programing skillsHere i will discuss about the warnings you need to consider to shine in your programming career.

Few Warnings [Essential Steps] You Must Consider To Improve Your Programming Skills.
  • Save your work frequently as you go along or you risk losing hours and hours of work to a computer crash or lock-up. If you ignore this warning now, it's a lesson you will learn the hard way!
  • As discussed in step 4 [Nine Steps To Improve Your Programming Skills], Hungarian notation (indicating a variable's type as a prefix) should be used with caution. It can lead to inconsistency when edited, or particularly if ported to another language / operating system. It is of most use in 'loosely typed' languages, that don't require you to pre-declare the type of a variable.
  • Copying and pasting others' code is a bad habit, especially if you weren't supposed to see the source. But all things considered, taking small portions from an open source program could be a learning experience. Just don't completely copy a program and attempt to take credit for it.
  • Always test your code
  • Don't copy code from another program unless you have permission or the license permits it, like Open Source licenses.
  • Make regular backups (Also read Five Reasons To Backup Your Data) of your application code onto another hard drive or portable device, that way you will have a copy if your computer dies or becomes unavailable - remember to keep the copy in a secure place.
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