Be a master of your tool Do development on a fast computer; Use a big TFT screen; Learn your (guitar) IDE.
Research new things Learn new technology frameworks; Dont ask people for advice; Ask people for advice.
Drugs and RocknRoll(but not everyday) Dont drink too much coffee; Do not work more than 12 hours; Do not drink before job.
Take a rest Go for a walk; Go to a pub on Friday with your colleague; Spend time with your family.
Dive in Always dive down deeply Do extensive research before you start coding; Always accept challenges; Spend more time in analyzing the problem, you’ll need less time to fix it.
Open source it Share your code and knowledge; Use github to share and find ideas; Share you solutions.
Re - Implement Everything Write email clients, web libraries, music players, wikis, blogs, mailing lists, irc bots, news aggregator; Write everything interesting; Enlarge your own experience.
DO NOT Re - Implement Everything Use frameworks; Use libraries; Use other guys’ experience; Use patterns.
DO NOT make boring things Life is too short to spend it for boring thing; Find an interesting job; Be self motivated; Be really good, you have to be in love with what you do; Try to make something really cool!
Simple Questions Do you have passion and joy? Do you pride the thing which you do? Do you care about what you do? Do you become better than you were one year (month, week, day) ago?
Learn Read books; Participate in discussions; Take beer with colleagues; Participate in conferences.
Teach You learn more by helping others; Be patient while helping; Understanding others’ problem in their context, investigating on that and providing solutions; will make you much more educated than before.
Find good mentors Join Big company; Join small startup; Join Open Source project; Work with young professionals; Work with strong programming heroes.
Git hub it Share your code at github; Contribute to projects that you use; Ask other people for a review; Make review of other people’s code.