When I got married, my parents bought me a day planner and a copy of Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". I got about twenty pages into the book, got discouraged, and put it on the shelf. Twenty years later, I've returned to the book -- and tried to apply it's teachings to my career.
In this talk, I'll discuss seven habits that I've found in common among the most effective software developers that I've encountered over my career. Along the way, I'll share some funny stories and insightful anecdotes that will hopefully help to make you a better developer.