Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Programmer version)

Seven habits is a set of habits for anyone to be successful. I’m a programmer and I do it everyday, these habits look reasonable to me, so I map it from general habits to programmer habits.

Original Version Programmer Version
Be Proactive Read the document, plan the plan
Begin with the end in mind Test-Driven Development
Put first thing first Follow the plan, prioritize your work
Think Win-Win Document your code
Seek First to Understand, then to understood Building mockup
Synergize Teamwork, Pair-programming
Sharpen the saw Buy a good computer

I think if you learn to establish these habits, you will soon become a successful programmer too. What do you think? Do you have any other idea as well :P?