Software development is an art, not just a science. You can learn all the technicalities of software development, but you need to be absolutely passionate about coding and perceive it as an art to be extremely good at it. If you are one such person, I will introduce you to the journey of becoming a "Great Developer". The objective of a Great Developer, as i name him/her is to make his/her art as beautiful as possible and make it the best.
In my own thoughts, I will share some attitudes which a great developer should have apart from the general expectations of being technically and analytically sound, understanding requirements in detail, good design skills, etc.
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Fixing bugs is part and parcel of a software developer's activities. A bug is obviously the worst enemy of a Developer. But how many developers think in the following lines while fixing the defects
- What I could have done to avoid this bug in the first place?
- How did I allow this bug to escape my eyes?
- OK, something wrong has happened this time. How do I avoid the same mistake next time? What steps do I need to take?
A person willing to be a great developer should consider a bug as a threat to his position, as a threat to his credibility, as a threat to his programming skills. That is the attitude that will make him/her a great developer.
How many developers have this attitude? Many developers think that the job of the testers is to find bugs. Yes. Obviously, but that doesn't mean as developers, we can take bugs for granted.
A great developer or a person willing to be a great developer should