For your enjoyment, I occasionally express my opinions in poems.
From Theory to Practice
You learn so much from all these sources,
From blogs and books and online courses.
But don’t forget that every week
You need to practice your technique.
For you will not become a pro
Merely by watching others go.
Allow yourself to try and fail
And in the end, you will prevail.
Open Source Contributions
When one’s spare time is a donation
To projects for the good of all,
Please don’t destroy their motivation
With comments lousy and dull.
Instead, salute their contribution,
Perhaps propose a helping hand,
Give them advice and find solutions
To make community more grand.
Did you forget
That you were once
A novice dev
These youngers devs
Please don’t offend.
Help them evolve,
Your large commits to the codebase
Are very hard for me to trace.
To smaller changes you must break
This code that makes my brain ache.
Before you code
You better test,
So that on weekends
You may rest.