Monday, December 20, 2010

Pet projects are required to be a good developer

The most skilled developers I know are those who work on pet projects in their spare time. A pet project can be anything from learning new technology or concepts by writing code, to creating or contributing to some real applications. Why should we do this? Well, for most of us with an 8 to 4 job there isn't enough time during the working hours to both finish our work duties and stay up to date on important principles, tools and frameworks. So if we can spend some hours off our spare time to write code it will improve our skills considerably.