What Makes a Good Programmer? 10 Basic Programming Principles

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Anyone can write code. But good code? That’s where it gets tough. We’ve all heard horror stories about spaghetti code, massive if-else chains, entire programs that can break just by changing one variable, functions that look like they were obfuscated, and so on. That’s what happens when you try to make a shippable product with only a semester of programming experience under your belt. Don’t settle for writing code that works. Aim to write code that can be maintained — not only by yourself, but by anyone else who may end up working on the software at some point in…

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