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Lessons I have learned after a decade of professional programming

  1. Don’t worry too much about being a great programmer.
  2. Learn new things when your brain is hungry.
  3. Do other things when your brain is tired of programming.
  4. It’s ok to try out things that are considered the new hotness.
  5. It’s ok to try out things that are considered old and tired.
  6. Find things that tickle your curiosity.
  7. Be wary of the tribalism around technologies.
  8. Seek out feedback from others.
  9. When possible, be in a place where you get to work on problems you find interesting.