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Re: My number 1 tip for developers.

by simon.proctor (Vicar)
on Sep 12, 2003 at 08:27 UTC ( #290957=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My number 1 tip for developers.

My tip: Learn to solve your own problems

Before I consider posting to Perlmonks (or bothering co-workers ;) ) I always try to write a smaller program that illustrates my problem. I give it the data (hardcoded where possible) that I expect to get (or to compare with the data I expect from my code) and work from there.

This allows me:
  • Controlled space where I can experiment
  • Clean brain space to concentrate on the problem
  • Knowledge that I can't break anything
  • I can have finer control over running the test area
I say try it (if you don't already).

Just my 2p

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