| ||ASK HN: How to be a better programmer?|
30 points by sid6376 on Aug 7, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 25 comments |
|I am a 24 year old guy who recently had an epiphany that the field i accidentally landed up in(programming) might just be what's my calling. But i want to get better at it than i already am today which frankly is not much.
and i need your help. I read this article by Peter Norvig in college http://norvig.com/21-days.html and have tried to follow it as a manifesto.
Specifically i want to ask these particular questions?
1. What blogs/books i can read on a daily basis to get a little better every day?
2. As i have a fulltime job which occassionally stretches into 12-16 hour workdays can i contribute to open source in a meaningful way? Or will working on a problem which i face is the better solution.
3. Any other tip that you might have, which you follow yourself or have seen someone doing that helps me towards this goal.|
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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