The characteristics of a great Castillian software engineer is part of a series written by Joseph Glynn and Claire Cauchi updated twice weekly.
Joining Castille Labs?
A good developer builds sustainable and reusable functional code, that has been thoroughly tested as a standalone unit and also in its operating environment, in the time allocated and following accepted best practices. Moreover a good developer never stops learning and strives to build prototypes with experimental technology that can showcase new ways of working.
What are the fundamentals of a good developer mindset?
Think Enterprise not schoolish
Write clean Code, easy to be read and understood
Code that can be tested
Code that can be maintained
Code that can be reused
Code that abstracts and removes dependencies on specific platforms
Use tools that identify potential errors BEFORE code execution
Use consistent formatting to help in identifying and understand the written code structure more easily, and improve readability of code for subsequent changes done by other developers
Read the documentation for the languages, libraries, and frameworks used and understand their nuances
Train yourself to see potential errors in the flow as while writing code. Code is the developer’s responsibility and ensuring that it works
Do not shy away from overlapping into other responsibilities (particularly DevOps) to ensure that team members working on your product find dependable deliverables that they can build upon
Experiment and build prototypes using latest technology stacks to ensure you are at the forefront of new ways of working. This will enable you to build showcases and justify the adoption of such technologies to decision makers
Think service-centric – you are delivering a service to others. Make sure the service you are providing is impeccable
Interested in learning more about this series? Stay tuned for part two on our blog.
Castille Quarterly Newsletter | December 2020
Welcome to our first quarterly newsletter! This issue introduces s...
The characteristics of a great Castillian ...
The characteristics of a great Castillian software engineer is par...
The world of work: A new dawn in 2021?
In recent weeks we have seen a variety of industries such as Big Ph...
Navigating a post COVID-19 workplace envir...
Businesses and jobs in Malta and internationally are navigating an...