Developer Mantras

A nice list of developer mantras:

http://www.pragprog.com/the-pragmatic-programmer/extracts/tips

Excerpt:

  • Don’t Repeat Yourself
  • Eliminate Effects Between Unrelated Things
  • Don’t Assume It – Prove It
  • Design with Contracts
  • Finish What You Start
  • Refactor Early, Refactor Often
  • Test Your Software, or Your Users Will
  • Don’t Think Outside the Box – Find the Box
  • Coding Ain’t Done ‘Til All the Tests Run
  • There Are No Final Decisions
  • Fix the Problem, Not the Blame
  • Crash Early
  • Minimize Coupling Between Modules
  • Don’t Program by Coincidence
  • Start When You’re Ready
  • Find Bugs Once
  • and many more …

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