What are your development resolutions this new year? Some of the things I plan to work on include:
Be more mindful about pull requests.
This year I plan to spend at least 30 minutes reviewing code every morning. I want to pay careful attention both for the sake of learning and catching issues.
Design and develop my own service: I’m looking forward to managing a project from the design phase through promotion to production this year.
Get up to speed on interview questions. I have fallen out of practice with coding interviews and plan to brush up on my algorithms this year by practicing with friends or on interviewing.io.
Take better care of my eyes. In honor of Sarhak’s dev.to post on eye care I plan to get blue tinted glasses and spend some time every 20 minutes bouncing a ball to give my eyes a screen time break.
Update my terminal tools to make them nicer to use. I plan to spend some time updating my shortcuts and installing some visuals to make my terminal nicer to look at this year.
Rather than complaining about processes that are broken, I want to get in the habit of changing what is broken. Often it just takes one person to fix a bad wiki page/process/communication pattern.
Learn about design patterns. I plan to brush up on my design patterns by watching a video series like this one.
What are your development resolutions for the year? Consider adding goals related to learning, being a better engineer overall, and protecting your health.