11 rules of effective programming
- Leave your code better than you found it.
- Think about the total cost of ownership: cutting corners, skipping tests for later or creating temporary fixes have costly long term repercussions.
- Look for repeatable patterns from references or projects around you or online that have implemented a feature with similar requirements.
- Micro-optimization can easily make your code a mess and does not bring much value to users.
- The cost of fixing bugs grows exponentially over time. Discovering problems early makes them easier to solve too.
- Avoid multitasking. Studies show that it has a negative impact on performance and productivity.
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