Basics of programming

What do the basics of programming look like?

  • Use the Command Line over a GUI tool,
  • write out code in the CLI so you learn it, don’t just config in Workbench or something
  • Use a simple text editor for a few years, not a super powerful IDE
  • Do the wax on wax off
  • Write short, simple methods and
  • minimise control structures
  • Add some comments
  • Test things:
  • be careful when you deploy something,
  • make backups, and
  • don’t hot fix on the server
  • Etc…