Coders are gonna code and newbies are gonna noob.
Sometimes, even experienced coders make newbie mistakes.
In the 20-plus years I’ve been at it, I’ve seen it all.

But mostly I’ve seen the same mistakes over and over again.These common mistakes are of the tactical variety. You should also do good hygiene like use revision control, but even if you do good hygiene you may be making these other tactical mistakes, and suffering as a result.[ The art of programming moves rapidly.
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Noob mistake 1: Use Make or Shell as a build tool
If you’re not writing C or C++, Make is probably not your friend. Make launches another compiler process for each file. Most modern languages are not designed to have a separate process launched for each file.

Also resolving dependencies in a language like Java using Make is nearly impossible.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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