Why new developers should read 5000 lines of code a week

“You can’t think a thought if you don’t have the language to represent it.“

Skimming

  • 1000 pages of printed text (books)
  • 5000 lines of code (code repos)

You’re looking for what you don’t know that you didn’t know.

Absorb Best Practices

Collect & Reference

  • Expose you to important, recurring patterns
  • Highlight important repeated information
  • Expand your vocabulary to think more clearly on a given topic.
  • Place you head and shoulders above those that don’t read about their industry at all.

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Calvin Torra

Calvin Torra

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