Applying These Six Principles Will Make You a Rockstar Developer

How to write code that others will envy

Adebayo Ijidakinro
The Startup Cookbook

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To me, programming is more of an art than it is a technical skill. That might sound interesting to you, but there’s a reason why I feel this way.

Art is very much an expression of a person’s creativity. A great painter can take a blank canvas and turn it into anything in his imagination. A sculptor can turn a stone into a masterpiece. When an artist begins a piece, there is a limitless amount of options available to them. Each stroke of the paintbrush or each chip away at a piece of marble contributes to the overall product. A work of art.

Programming is very similar. There are so many ways that a program can be designed, architected, and built. There’s a vast amount of languages, patterns, and architectures to choose from.

Great programmers are able to make the decisions that result in “beautiful” code. We’ve all seen it. Code that just looks beautiful. It’s clean, it’s simple, it’s easy to understand, it’s easy to make changes to, it’s readable.

Developers who consistently produce this kind of code, are coveted. They’re greatly appreciated on any team, and any developer who contributes to their codebase, later on, is filled with gratitude.

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Adebayo Ijidakinro
The Startup Cookbook

I’m a 10+ year iOS Developer whose worked with 6 startups. This past year I released 6 iOS and web apps. Follow me and learn how to make your Startup a success.