DEV Community

Pasca Vlad
Pasca Vlad

Posted on

7 easy ways to become a better developer

Introduction

I've read dozen of articles on how to become a better developer in the past year

Here are 7 ways to do so

1. Code every day for as much as you can.

This is important especially when you're first starting.

You can code for as little as 15 minutes.

It's a lot better to learn for one hour every day than for 7 hours in one day once a week.

2. Practice makes perfect.

The only difference between you and the developers that are better than you is that they practiced more.

But it's also very important how you practice which leads us to the point 3...

3. Active learning >> passive learning.

What this means? It's a lot better to learn by building projects and playing around with the concepts you learned than just watching the tutorial.

So start building something as fast as you can.

4. Google.

Use Google as much as you can. Every time you don't remember something or can't solve a problem use Google.

Googling is one of the most important skills of a developer. Use it as a tool to get your job done faster.

5. Find what resources work the best for you.

Some people learn the best from video courses. Others from books. And others just from building something.

Make sure you take some time to find which one works the best for you.

6. Avoid Tutorial Hell

What does Tutorial Hell mean? It's that thing when you go from one tutorial to another without building something.

This is the worst thing you can do to yourself because you feel that you're learning something but in reality, you are not.

7. Avoid distractions when learning how to code

If you want to learn something new you need to be 100% focused on that.

If you check your phone every 5 minutes you'll get nowhere.

Remember that 1 hour of focused work is a lot better than 3 hours of distracted work.

End

I hope that you liked this article and learned something new. And if you did so make sure follow me on Twitter where I post Tweets related to this article everyday.

Discussion (6)

Collapse
webdevjeet profile image
Jeet Mandaliya

Great ways you've got there. In addition to that, it's also imp not to burn out and keep taking regular breaks from coding and enjoy sun/ cup of coffee

Collapse
pascavld profile image
Pasca Vlad Author

Yes, this is a must. Taking breaks can also help you solve problems faster

Collapse
aftabksyed profile image
Aftab Syed

Great article 👌 and yes I have to start building stuff than just watching endless tutorial videos

Collapse
pascavld profile image
Pasca Vlad Author

that's great, keep it up

Collapse
levirs565 profile image
Levi Rizki Saputra

Great article!

Collapse
pascavld profile image
Pasca Vlad Author

glad you liked it