Reading Comprension

There is one skill that so many aspiring developers underestimate but is crucial:

Reading Comprehension

As a developer, you will spend an overwhelmingly significant part of your time reading. Code, documentation, design documents, papers…it is likely the primary means by which you will regularly process new information to do your job well. Also, consider that some of the canonical resources for learning new skills are books. If you’re not reading, you’re missing out.

I see a lot of aspiring developers reaching for videos or quick blog tutorials as their primary learning resources. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with this, but if you are not regularly reading you are not flexing a crtical muscle that needs to be developed and maintained.

That said, the next time you want to learn something, consider picking up a solid book. It will be preparation for the next phase of your career.

Reading Comprension

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