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Re: Greatest programming mistakes and what to learn from

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Dec 23, 2004 at 15:11 UTC ( #417114=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Greatest programming mistakes and what to learn from

Mr. Lee,
<dislaimer>I am not a programmer by trade</disclaimer>

The biggest mistake(s) I have made are ones that seem to be made by all new coders.

  • Not caring if it is the right way, only caring if it works
  • Not caring if it is maintainable as I will never need it again
  • Not listening to the advice being given by more experienced coders and getting frustrated that they are not answering my question(s)
  • Getting stuck pursuing a solution that is wrong for the problem because it originally looked right and I had already invested a great deal of time in it
  • Not bothering to RTFM and just changing things randomly hoping they would work
  • Being so stubborn about just solving the problem that I miss all the tangental information I come across researching it that would have helped me 5 minutes down the road with the next problem
  • etc, etc, etc
I am still learning and I am still making some of these mistakes. It seems that it is only after a new coder is willing to stop making these mistakes that they are no longer considered "new".

Cheers - L~R


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