Recently, someone on the JavaPosse newsgroup asked "how many hours do Java programmers sleep?". Relevant question isn't it? With so many langauge enhancements, API's, frameworks, specifications, and other stuff to learn, one either has to stop learning or stop sleeping. Well maybe not :-)... both can coexist, but what is needed is a great passion for programming.
Heinz Kabutz, author of the famous Java Specialists newsletter shared some very interesting observations on how to be an excellent programmer in his 100th newsletter. I recommend that everyone who aspires to excell in programming should read it. Even though he speakes specifically about Java, the concept holds true not only for other languages, but for other professions as well.
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