What is the most important thing you weren't taught in school?
What topics are missing from the CS/IS education?
Posted so far
- How to sell an idea
- Often, good enough is better than perfect.
- Making mistakes is actually a Good Thing? -- as long as they're new mistakes.
- If a user can break your code they will.
- In the Real World? they're all open-book exams
- Self confidence is way more important in getting ahead than intelligence.
- Always prefer simplicity over complexity. The best code is the code that you don't write.
- You never know when you'll meet someone again ... or where. It's always worthwhile to treat people with respect and kindness.
- Be aware of what you don't know and don't be afraid to ask questions when you need to
- How to communicate effectively.
- Lack of source control
- Lack of Softskills experience
- How to productize code
- How to write secure code
- How to formulate problems
- How to self-measurement. To evaluate ones true competences and market worth.
- How to debug code
- How important is backup
- How to read code on a large scale (being able to adapt and build upon existing projects)
- Good Regular expressions comprehension
- How to teach others effectively
- TDD/Unit testing
- Critical thinking
- How to integrate different skills and languages in a single project
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