re: The Curse of the IDE VIEW POST


I have used all these techniques while using an IDE. Not sure they are mutually exclusive. Did they help me write better code? For me I can't really say yes to that. What helped me is learning why readable code is so important and learning TDD. I would rather teach someone TDD first before teaching them using a debugger. It becomes a big time waste when you write a bunch of code then try to figure out what went wrong in ther debugger or even trying to step through the code in your head. I think knowing this has value but again not sure it helps anyone write better code.

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