Path to become a better developer..

When you read books, there are some lines that catch your attention. The following are the some of the lines that really inspired me.. These are the lines by people who are great developers and who have accomplished a lot in their career.

Bottom line, go, read books, learn skills, write programs, programs and programs to become a better developer. Nothing, but a disciplined and focused hard work can make you a better developer.

Book : Object Thinking by David West

“The destination is easy—to become a better software developer. Or maybe not so easy since “better” requires more than the addition of yet another skill or technique to one’s repertoire. Techniques, tools, skills, and facts are part of becoming better but are insufficient in themselves. Integration with existing skills, the transformation of facts into knowledge (even wisdom), and the ability to base one’s future actions on principles and ideas instead of rote procedures are all essential to becoming better.”

“The process of learning a culture—enculturation—is partly explicit but mostly implicit. The explicit part can be put into books and taught in seminars or classrooms. Most of culture is acquired by a process of absorption—by living and practicing the culture with those who already share it. ”

Read the entire preface of the book here

Book : Designing Object-Oriented Software by by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock , Brian Wilkerson , Lauren Wiener

“Like any other human endeavor, software design is an art: discipline, hard work, inspiration and sound technique all play their parts.”


Author: azagappan

Hi.. I am Azagu. I live in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. I am a .NET developer. You can reach me at azagappan at

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