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5 Tips to Be a Fantastic Developer

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There are millions of developers worldwide, each of them is working on different platforms and programming languages. Every other developer has a different way of writing their code, but one common aspect is their logical and analytical mindset.

This blog will go through some of the daily interactive areas of a developer and situations that a developer must have encountered at least once in their entire professional journey. We will try to identify some ideal behaviors and solutions that a developer should look forward to being a fantastic developer.

So, here we go…

1. Solve some fundamental logical problems:

There have been many logical problems that you must have solved at the beginning of your career to learn and understand how programming languages work. But, after being a professional developer, you should be able to solve them without any online help and in one go. These can be simple logical problems such as evaluating if a given number is a Palindrome Number or not, printing the Fibonacci series, identifying prime numbers, etc.  I know these are very simple problems, but they show how logically intelligent you are. You won’t be required to solve them in the actual professional world, but if you can quickly solve problems, you can build any complex logic and solve customer problems quickly.

2. Find opportunities to strengthen design:

There have been many opportunities where you must have designed the same kind of feature in various projects. But do you always follow the same approach even after being aware that there are loopholes in the approach you have been using for a long time? To improve the graph of a developer and grow across the horizon, a developer should focus on finding opportunities to enhance the long-going design. Whenever you see such circumstances where there is a chance to fill the loopholes, just go for it. Considerably, you will find yourself in an excellent position to understand even complex designs.

3. Define your own solutions for generic problems:

We came across many generic problems from the very beginning, such as removing duplicates from an array, sorting an array using different algorithms, etc. Creating custom solutions for such issues will help developers understand how minor statements can make or destroy an application. You understand how to create optimized solutions and know-how other answers work which you have been following to date. Also, it will boost your confidence to share your knowledge and research in the developer community and help others as well.

4. New is always better:

While working on different kinds of applications, it is very common to come across the same problems repeatedly. For example, finding the minimum number in an array is a statement that we solve in every other application. But, while solving them, do you prefer to solve the same problem with a different solution every time? If not, try solving such kinds of issues with a unique solution every time. With time you will end up with a more optimized and ideal solution.

5. Dealing with bugs:

Nobody likes bugs, especially when it is in a production-ready instance. Resolving the bugs is one of the major tasks of a developer. You can minimize the bugs reported to you by doing thorough unit testing, thus giving testers less chance of finding any bugs. But even when you get bugs, there is no point in getting agitated and manipulating the tester. Always consider a bug as an opportunity to learn and explore. Maintaining good relations with testers is a myth for every developer, but you can maintain a healthy relation with bugs, just accept them happily.

Legitimately, there is no formula to be an ideal developer. The points mentioned above describe how you can grow as a developer and be steady for every developing need. The above points are not guidelines; they are opportunities you have to look upon while working, developing, and designing. They will help you to make ultimate decisions and climb you closer to flawless and unique solutions.

As we all know, there is a difference between a good developer and just a developer. And being a fantastic developer is a long, trailing journey altogether. But, there are no impossible, and nobody is never too late to begin. Just keenly look for opportunities to grow and explore your boundaries. So,

Get set your bags and be ready for an exciting journey of being a Fantastic Developer.

Please share how far you have already reached in the journey of being a fantastic developer in the comment section.


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Rubal is a full-stack AEM developer working to create optimized and effective solutions for various technical problems. She is a Certified Scrum Alliance Scrum Master (CSM®). Rubal enjoys how being a software developer helps her explore her creativity and finds joy in it.

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