I coached a new codebar student on HTML tonight. As she and I made our websites on owls, many tips for new developers popped into my head - in the order you see below!
Let me know your thoughts ❤
- Developer tools -
Developers use this every single day...it's awesome and super helpful, and smart devs know how to utilise it!
- Text editor -
Every dev has their fave one...they have tonnes of downloadable extras to help you create the perfect development playground!
- Github -
version control, collaboration with other devs, and code sharing... so many great projects and people!
- Open source -
Shared projects, diverse inputs, inspirational outputs... the spirit that makes the Web great!
- Stack Overflow -
A developer's encyclopedia... a good dev will spend time every day searching online for the best answers!
- Readable code -
Writing code and commenting for other devs in your team to read... hugely important for a happy developer environment!
- HTML = structure, CSS = style -
Very important to keep in mind... see CSS Zen Garden for the best depiction of this!
- Devs aren't perfect -
Even the super-super smart ones... everyone has gaps in their knowledge, and there are definitely things you can teach them too!
- Networking -
meetups, workshops, pair-programming, clubs, events... doesn't matter where, but it matters that you do it (good things happen)!
- Learning -
This is key to enjoying development work... learn, create, share, repeat!