The 10 Commandments of a Born again Developer

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mind and laptop; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success as a developer.


1. Thou Shall Ask For Help ( Be ye your senior/junior, don’t be afraid to ask ).

2. Thou Shall Collaborate/Pair Program Often.

3. Thou Shall Be Empathetic to Other Developers.

4. Thou Shall Have the Knowledge that it’s Okay to not know Everything.

5. Thou Shall Acquire the right tools for day-to-day work and try to gain mastery in it.

6. Thou Shall Be very Confident in thy Abilities.

7. Thou Shall Be Very Formidable in Decision-taking ( Your Clients would bow at your feet ).

8. Remember Version Control and Keep it Holy ( Use Highly effective version control systems for all your projects ).

9. Thou Shall not be Discouraged by the Successes of other Developers and How much Knowledge they possess. ( Consistency is Key, One Day you’ll be the envy of other Developers ).

10. Finally, Thou shall Contribute to Open Source.  ( You have received a lot and gained a lot from the community, Now give back thou fervent developer!!! ).

If there’s a commandment not mentioned above, please let me know about your thoughts in the comments below. :smile:



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