Five Things I Wish I Knew Starting Out

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  1. today's trendy library often turns into tomorrow's technical debt: try to build projects as lightly as possible

  2. do things correctly the first time, because you wont be coming back to refactor it later like you plan

  3. be liberal when forking, backing up, and saving copies of your work โ€” disk space is much cheaper than labour

  4. you learn more by building 100 tiny projects than 10 large projects, repetition reveals patterns and teaches skills faster than the size of the projects

  5. there is no end to what you can learn about web development but your lifetime is finite, to stay on top of your skillset you must learn to stay focused

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