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You have to teach one of Santa's Elves to code. What's the one thing you hope sinks in?

Survey period: 19 Dec 2022 to 26 Dec 2022

The list is almost endless, but if you could wish for just one thing to stick, what would it be?

OptionVotes% 
Coding should be fun15825.20
The basic SOLID principles6911.00
Write your tests before you write your code101.59
Someone, somewhere., wants to break your system. Protect your users' data365.74
Write your code for your users, not for you.14222.65
Use Git, use branches, and commit your code often.274.31
The best software is the software you don't even realise you're using284.47
Don't add features and code you don't need7411.80
Measure Twice and Cut Once477.50
Something else (please add a comment)365.74



 
GeneralBrain surgery should be fun! Pin
Eddy Vluggen24-Dec-22 8:07
professionalEddy Vluggen24-Dec-22 8:07 
GeneralPlan before coding with an eye toward the future Pin
FormerBIOSGuy24-Dec-22 6:42
FormerBIOSGuy24-Dec-22 6:42 
GeneralThe Inverse of Measure Twice, Cut Once Pin
jochance22-Dec-22 8:15
jochance22-Dec-22 8:15 
GeneralDependencies, ADUF Pin
Patrick Van Cauteren21-Dec-22 22:41
Patrick Van Cauteren21-Dec-22 22:41 
GeneralKIS Pin
BernardIE531721-Dec-22 11:53
BernardIE531721-Dec-22 11:53 
GeneralUnfortunately, these days... Pin
Jalapeno Bob20-Dec-22 12:20
professionalJalapeno Bob20-Dec-22 12:20 
GeneralRe: Unfortunately, these days... Pin
Cpichols21-Dec-22 4:44
Cpichols21-Dec-22 4:44 
GeneralSomething else: Tutorials on using emerging technologies in existing IDEs and in existing projects Pin
Julian Ragan20-Dec-22 6:56
Julian Ragan20-Dec-22 6:56 
GeneralSomething Else: Document all decisions Pin
MarkTJohnson20-Dec-22 5:35
professionalMarkTJohnson20-Dec-22 5:35 
GeneralRe: Something Else: Document all decisions Pin
Julian Ragan20-Dec-22 6:57
Julian Ragan20-Dec-22 6:57 
GeneralSomething else: 'rubber duck' explain all code you produce Pin
RainHat20-Dec-22 5:26
RainHat20-Dec-22 5:26 
GeneralSomething else: do comment, do comment and then... do comment Pin
Jiří Miklík19-Dec-22 18:24
Jiří Miklík19-Dec-22 18:24 
GeneralWrite the code for your users, not for you Pin
Nelek19-Dec-22 12:36
protectorNelek19-Dec-22 12:36 
GeneralOther: the four "essences" Pin
BillWoodruff19-Dec-22 6:02
professionalBillWoodruff19-Dec-22 6:02 
GeneralOther Pin
Mike Hankey19-Dec-22 3:43
mveMike Hankey19-Dec-22 3:43 
GeneralN lines of code contain n+1 bugs Pin
Michael Raizman19-Dec-22 2:34
Michael Raizman19-Dec-22 2:34 
QuestionRe: N lines of code contain n+1 bugs Pin
megaadam20-Dec-22 23:42
professionalmegaadam20-Dec-22 23:42 
GeneralCoding is an engineering discipline. It is no more "fun" than designing a bridge is "fun" Pin
Daniel Pfeffer19-Dec-22 0:58
professionalDaniel Pfeffer19-Dec-22 0:58 
GeneralRe: Coding is an engineering discipline. It is no more "fun" than designing a bridge is "fun" Pin
Cpichols21-Dec-22 4:42
Cpichols21-Dec-22 4:42 
GeneralRe: Coding is an engineering discipline. It is no more "fun" than designing a bridge is "fun" Pin
Ravi Bhavnani21-Dec-22 7:26
professionalRavi Bhavnani21-Dec-22 7:26 
GeneralDon't take yourself too seriously Pin
Slacker00719-Dec-22 0:48
professionalSlacker00719-Dec-22 0:48 
GeneralRe: Don't take yourself too seriously Pin
trønderen19-Dec-22 1:59
trønderen19-Dec-22 1:59 
GeneralDeliver before Christmas. PinPopular
lucanor19-Dec-22 0:19
lucanor19-Dec-22 0:19 
GeneralTimezones Pin
SmellyCheese19-Dec-22 0:01
SmellyCheese19-Dec-22 0:01 
GeneralI don't subscribe to Xmas Pin
pkfox18-Dec-22 23:33
professionalpkfox18-Dec-22 23:33 

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