Here’s another one:
Write Less Code.
Yep. That’s right, kids. I have found as I mature as a developer that I write less code. But there are those times when my brain tells me that writing more code is the answer to a particular problem. Or that I should just throw something away and start over (though, in all fairness, there are times when that is the right answer).
When I’m looking to solve a problem, I always search for an existing solution to the problem. If none exists, then, of course I will write code as necessary. But I’m not in the business of writing code. I am in the business of using information technology to solve business problems. Sometimes that means I write code.
But not if I can help it.