A software engineer is a software developer that embraces the task like a disciplin. And as any disciplin, like martial art, the various aspects get decomposed and trained inidividually.
As I didn’t find much litterature, because I didn’t search to be honest, on the practice. This is my attempt at doing just that. Look at all the things that I have learned in isolation and try to describe them the best that I can.
This has a lot of benefits:
The worse thing you can do is start filling your brain with other stuff like HackerNews / Twitter.
Use a paper notebook to write things down while away from the computer.
Being bored is the source of all creativity. Go for a walk, do some house chores that can be done on autopilot like the dishes.
Don’t become a slave of StackOverflow.
There is a loooot to learn though. Pace yourself.
Like any skills, it stays shape when trained regularily.
Learning is also reading what other people are doing. Study the masters.
Learning how to describe issues, communicate with management, is an integral part of the disciplin.
Necessary to keep the brain in shape.
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