New Relic has some advice for programming concepts to learn for newly graduated software engineers. While they target degreed engineers, I think these topics are quite practical for anyone that considers themselves a programmer or developer. Some of my favorites:
- How to write (More than just code!)
- Regex (The justification here was fantastic, and has me inspired)
- SQL (Everything is on databases)
- Teamwork (A great prerequisite for a job that is probably not focused on enough)
There are ten total items. This post gives me a bit of inspiration to re-think my own learning priorities. Maybe it will for you too.