Being a Better Programmer

on Ben’s Blog

I watched through the whole thing, and it is indeed an impressive collection of tips to becoming a better programmer. The videos cover a breadth of topics in a short period of time. To give you a taste, the first unit covers managing complexity, the single responsibility principle, separation of concerns, TDD and design patterns. And that's only 2 minutes. It's only about 20 minutes total, so you should watch them:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v86fZZ0YpQs&w=560&h=315]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSWlf56SiW8&w=560&h=315]

The videos have a strange feel to them, since they use public domain clips overlaid with After Effects-generated titles and effects. The visuals are not crucial and more often than not, result in curious juxtapositions of software wisdom with campy footage. Regardless, the content is great.