How to get better at programming without even programming:
- Accept, in your heart and mind, that the languages, libraries, and tools that you use to write programs may not be good for other people, other teams, or other problems.
- Search for deeper understanding of approaches to programming that seem strange or incorrect to you. Don’t look for wrongness in what someone else is doing or what you’re thinking.
- You will come across scenarios that challenge principles 1) and 2). When you do, say what you can to help but err on the side of not making things worse; let go of what you can’t control.
Bonus: be a kind person.