By Ka Wai Cheung

You're already a superb coder, yet notable coding chops aren't regularly sufficient to get you thru your hardest initiatives. you wish those 50+ nuggets of knowledge. Veteran programmers: reinvigorate your ardour for constructing net functions. New programmers: here is the suggestions you want to start. With this booklet, you are going to take into consideration your task in new and enlightened ways.

The Developer's Code isn't really in regards to the code you write, it truly is concerning the code you reside by.

There are not any trite superlatives the following. filled with classes discovered from greater than a decade of software program improvement adventure, writer Ka Wai Cheung takes you thru the programming career from approximately each perspective to discover methods of maintaining a fit reference to your work.

you will see the way to remain effective even at the longest tasks. you are going to create a workflow that works with you, now not opposed to you. and you can the way to take care of consumers whose targets do not align along with your personal. should you do not deal with them correct, matters reminiscent of those can weigh down even the main pro, encouraged developer. yet with the appropriate technique, you could go beyond those universal difficulties and turn into the pro developer you need to be.

in additional than 50 nuggets of knowledge, you are going to learn:

Why many conventional techniques to procedure and improvement roles during this are incorrect - and the way to smell them out.

Why you want to constantly say "no" to the software program puppy venture and open-ended timelines.

the way to contain code iteration into your improvement procedure, and why its advantages pass some distance past simply speedier code output.

What to do whilst your shopper or finish consumer disagrees with an procedure you think in.

the best way to pay your wisdom ahead to destiny generations of programmers via instructing and evangelism.

in case you are during this for the longer term, you can be coming again to this e-book back and again.

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If you want to concentrate for a few minutes without the distractions of blinking taskbar icons and unread messages, you can just turn off the third screen temporarily. As an aside, the next time you’re out on a job hunt, looking for that next great gig, scan the office to quickly tell whether management is in touch with their development team—whether they really care about the work environment they’ve set up for their developers. Count the number of monitors in the room and divide by the number of employees.

Yet, too often, as developers, we take those initial user reactions too seriously. Bad First Impressions Aren’t Always Based on What’s Important Here’s the other problem: sometimes bad first impressions are not indicative of what’s really important. If Google just opened shop and I was a usability tester, here’s what my first impressions might be: • The “Google Search” button should flip with “I’m Feeling Lucky” because I’m used to clicking the rightmost button when I submit information, and I’m usually going to search for something real rather than press my luck.

Is Model-View-Controller architecture the best way to architect all applications? Some would say that it’s a bloated architecture and simply using a standard page model works better. • How important is usability testing and A/B testing for web applications? Some argue it’s overhyped and the effort of running studies of your application isn’t worth the up-front cost and time. As we’ve seen throughout this chapter, motivation can come in many forms. It doesn’t have to live just within the boundaries of code but can also be how we approach our jobs when we’re away from the desk.

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