Tue 23 Oct, 2018 10:07 am
I told some one yesterday, I can't be coding all my life and miss seeing latest movies and still develop my skills. He had the opposite view, which I understand. To keep being good you just have to keep coding nearly every day, but of keep being expert, you have to read other people's code, learn their patterns and techniques. This is when the programmer is above the beginner level, more of an intermediate/senior level stuff. To me, I apply what I have learnt from real life, I use patterns that I get from movies, defense, styles all can be gotten when you interact with others. Good artist copy, great artist steal. My lecturer once told me, technology was never transferred, it lives up in the head and stolen with the owner's consent through books, teaching or sort, or indirectly using stealth attacks. It all depends on your perspective, it all boils down to what you define as keep improving. To me, it is to learn (sorry, steal) from others. I can't be an island of knowledge but I can be a part of the sands that made up an island of knowledge.