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10 steps to becoming a better programmer

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#1 wildbunny   Members   -  Reputation: 550

Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Hi guys,

Just written this article that you might find useful; 10 things which have helped me become a better programmer and be more productive in general:


Hope it helps!

Cheers, Paul.


#2 phil67rpg   Members   -  Reputation: 767

Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

thank you for posting this link, I am a newbie programmer and this helps a great deal.

#3 CJ_COIMBRA   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 810

Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Usefull steps!

#4 superman3275   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2061

Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

I just saw this on /r/gamedev on reddit.com! Posting to many sites I see Posted Image!

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#5 Pash   Members   -  Reputation: 246

Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:22 AM

Nice work!

You know ive spent many years scripting more than OO programming and it's amazing how this sort of thinking applys to that also.

muchas gracias senor
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#6 rnlf   Members   -  Reputation: 1167

Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:18 AM

Nice article, it sums up my personal attitude quite precisely. Concerning #11, I'd suggest pointing out that choosing adequate data structures and algorithms is not what is meant with premature optimization, can in fact produce much better results than any kind of local optimization and may reduce time wasted on refactoring the stuff later on...

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#7 Josh Petrie   Moderators   -  Reputation: 3175

Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

Moving to YA.

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#8 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

Question. Shouldn't that article be written/posted here as well? Posted Image

Edited by Alpha_ProgDes, 02 November 2012 - 10:02 AM.

Beginner in Game Development? Read here.
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#9 Caffeware   Members   -  Reputation: 151

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

Thank you sir.

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