More Common Mistakes Developers Make and How to Avoid Them

More Common Mistakes Developers Make and How to Avoid Them Image

Follow up after yesterday’s article. Even more common mistakes developers make and how to avoid them. Even the most experienced developers can make mistakes that may impact the success of their projects. In this article, we will highlight some of the most common mistakes that developers make and provide suggestions for how to avoid them.

Lack of Planning

One of the most common mistakes that software developers make is not properly planning out their projects. Without a clear roadmap, it is easy to lose track of important milestones and deadlines, which can result in missed opportunities and wasted resources.

To avoid this, we recommend that developers spend time upfront outlining their goals, defining project requirements, and breaking down the development process into smaller, manageable tasks. This will help ensure that everyone on the team is on the same page and working towards a common goal.

Poor Coding Practices

Another common mistake that developers make is using poor coding practices. This can include not documenting their code properly, not following best practices and not testing their code properly.

To avoid this, we recommend that developers adhere to industry best practices and follow coding standards. This will help ensure that the code is easy to read, maintain, and test.

Ignoring Proper Security Practices

Security should always be a top priority for developers, but unfortunately, it is often overlooked. This can lead to vulnerabilities in the application, which can be exploited by hackers.

To avoid this, we recommend that developers incorporate security measures into their development process from the very beginning. This can include using secure coding practices, conducting regular security audits, and staying up to date on the latest security threats.

Poor Communication

Effective communication is crucial for the success of any development project. Unfortunately, many developers fail to communicate effectively with other team members, which can lead to misunderstandings and mistakes.

To avoid this, we recommend that developers establish clear lines of communication with the rest of the team. This can include scheduling regular meetings, using collaboration tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams, and maintaining open lines of communication throughout the development process.


In conclusion, as a developer or business owner, it is important to be aware of common mistakes that can impact the success of your projects. By taking the time to properly plan, follow industry best practicesand maintain effective communication, you can avoid these mistakes and create successful, high-quality applications that meet the needs of your customers.

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About the Author

Chad Jones

Chad is the Founder and CEO at Push and was a former Apple Engineer before returning to Saskatchewan to revolutionize the mobile development world. Chad is passionate about creating efficient, well-designed software.