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Bad Habits to Avoid for Web Developers | Podcast

mikhailkaran profile image Mikhail Karan ・2 min read

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

Whats This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike discuss some of the bad habits that many web developers develop over time. Habits including procrastination, Tutorial Hell, and overengineering. These, among others, can slow down and even stop a web dev project in it's tracks - impacting your growth as a developer and "stealing" precious projects from your portfolio. Luckily, there are ways to help mitigate and correct these bad habits into good ones.

Show Notes

2:20 - What are habits?

11:10 - Procrastination

22:20 - Over documenting or not documenting code

27:50 - Being afraid of new technology

43:15 - Getting stuck in 'tutorial hell'

53:25 - Overengineering

1:01:55 - Being obsessed with efficiency

1:12:40 - Not reaching out for help or joining a community

Key Takeaways

  • 80/20 Rule allows you to explore new technology/ideas while still remaining consistent with your main stack
  • Habits are built up slowly, this is not a one step process. The same applies to removing bad habits, it's a deliberate process that you have to actively work on. One slip up does not mean you fail.

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