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So I have been tagged by Russ on the Justice Grey challenge. Well here it goes:

Continue my Current Reading Habit - For the last two years I have been reading about one technology book a month and I plan to maintain this habit by reading: Practices of an Agile Developer, The Pragmatic Programmer (reread), Beautiful Code, Object Thinking (reread), and Pragmatic Project Automation.

Increase the signal to noise ratio of my feeds - Prune my 125 feeds down to 50. Get rid of the trash and keep the gold. It has been too long since I have done this. Not only that but my focused has changed a lot as well. When I first started RSS I was doing a lot of design work and now that I am more into backend code I can safely remove a lot of these blogs.

Continue stepping outside of the VS.Net IDE comfort zone - I will do this by continuing to explore Boo and Python programming languages. A big goal would be getting mono to run Boo and MonoRail on my linux server.

Start practicing with my tools - My current skill level with tools like R# and SVN is good but could be a lot better. So at least once a day I should spend 15 minutes practicing with my tools.

Improve my working conditions - Invest some time in getting my keyboard at the right height and other ergonomic considerations.

 

I will tag: Jim Sowers (if he had a blog), Tim Hibbard, and Jeff Julian.

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 9:50 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: My Five Month Roadmap to Becoming a Better Developer

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Did Dru just say he's going to become a better developer by playing with his tool for 15 minutes a day?

;)

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Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Jul 16, 2007 10:57 PM

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Yup, 15 minutes a day seems to have the right effect. ;)
Left by Dru on Jul 16, 2007 11:00 PM

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Screenshot that before he changes it D'Arcy!

Welcome to the brotherhood of better developers Dru. Those are some great goals. Good luck with your next 6 months!
Left by George on Jul 16, 2007 11:01 PM

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