Originally aired on
March 22nd, 2016
The technologies that run the web are constantly changing. We discuss strategies for staying on top of the constant flux with continuous learning throughout your career, having mentors, engaging regularly with your peers, contributing to open source projects, voracious reading, and travel to programming events.
Sammy asked a bunch of programmers on twitter: What one book made you become a better programmer? Most common answer was Clean Code.
It can be easy to focus so much on doing things the "right" way or the most modern way to the point it becomes a distraction from the core problem solving.
The next book on Sammy's list is Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Some timeless techniques:
The Developer Shout-Out recognizes developers in the community for their contributions.
For this episode the panel guests, Matthew, Andy, Henning, and Tom nominated Raquel Vélez for the Developer Shout-Out segment.
Thank you, Raquel Vélez for your contributions to the developer community. A $50 Amazon gift card is on its way to you.
Thank you Chris Shaw for authoring the show notes for this episode!
If you'd like to contribute show notes and totally get credit for it, check out the show-notes repo!