Phenomenal engineers, both at large companies and smaller companies, all have some overlapping habits in the code they produce.
- They stick to a consistent standard and style of coding. Consistency makes code easier to read and understand by both future you and your teammates.
- Every elite engineer produces code that may have been complex to produce, but was simple to both read and understand at the end.
- Good code is predictable. This is done by following code principles and writing proper tests.
- The best engineers are both communicative and collaborative — not afraid to take the time to work together for the chance at a better end result.
- Amazing engineers stay unattached to the code itself. Nobody cares about perfect code. They care about code that delivers change.
- The best engineers I know complete projects fast . . . by coding slow.
- Code for the user, not the computer, or yourself.
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