出自於 Ruby Creator Y. Matsumoto, CIPS Connections:

  • Learn more than one programming languages, preferably many different style ones, like scripting, object-oriented, functional, logic, etc. Learning languages teaches you many about programming.
  • Read good books, for example, “Pragmatic Programmers”, “Refactoring”, and “Art of Computer Science”.
  • Read the source code. The source code is the source of information and knowledge. Thanks to the opensource.
  • Don't focus too much on tools. Tools changes. Algorithms and basic fundamentals don't.
  • Don't focus too much on machines. Programmers often fall in the computer's view point. But human make programs, programs serve human. Don't forget that programming is a human oriented activity.
  • Be lazy. Machines should serve human being. Often programmers serve machines unconsciously. Let machines serve you. Do everything you can to make you lazy.
  • Test early, test often. Write test suites before you code, if possible.
  • Be nice to others. Consider interface first, man to man, man to machine, and machine to machine. Again, remember, human factor is important.
  • Be creative.
  • Enjoy programming and life. I believe that is one of the purposes of life.