Want to be a better coder? Read more code.

While practice makes perfect, when you’re coding, practice can just reenforce bad habits. Want to be a better coder? Go read some more code.

Carl Alexander explains:

We have to take a look at how we (humans) learn. In particular, we want to look at how we learn from observing others. That’s because the internet acts as your personal observation laboratory.

As a developer, you learn a lot from observing the behaviour of other developers.

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About the author Sam Hotchkiss

Sam currently leads development on the widely used Jetpack plugin at Automattic, he's started and run multiple successful companies, and enjoys taking photos when he gets the chance. When they're not traveling, Sam and his wife, Becky, live in beautiful New Mexico, where he passes the time by talking about himself in third person.

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