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How I am going to improve as a developer over the next 6 months

Written August 12, 2007 at 08:03 MDT Tagged general

I am chiming in late on this meme, but since James Kovacs and Jeff Palermo both tagged me I thought it wise to share my strategy for becoming a better developer over the next 6 months.

I have a lot of strategies that I try to follow in both my personal and professional life that I have found have allowed me to experience what, thus far, has been a very rewarding and enjoyable career.

You will notice that none of the above items are overly technical things. This is because, the technical side always takes care of itself when software is something that you love to do. How am I going to improve as a developer over the next 6 months? By continuing to pursue a path that I have been on for the last 7 years. A path that I feel blessed to have started down and one that ,for the meanwhile, is where I feel I am meant to be. Each day I am going to strive to sharpen the sword and not feel satisfied with prior accomplishments no matter how great they might have been. I am going to always remember that there will always be someone who knows more than me, makes more than me, etc. So I am not going to get hung up on becoming like someone else. I am going to live out my development life, wearing my passion on my sleeve and praying that each day I get the opportunity to impact someone both professionally and personally, and be thankful for the opportunity to work in a job that is both lucrative and challenging.