Code

At some point, you actually do need to write some code. If you don't already use a source control manager (SCM), I highly suggest you put this book down and download one now! I personally use git on almost all of my projects, but just about any modern SCM will be hugely beneficial to your workflow.

You may ask why this is a good idea; if you work with software for any amount of time, you will inevitably run into a situation where some code you are working on stops working in some catastrophic way. Even worse, your computer stops working in a catastrophic way. With most SCM systems, you not only have an external copy of your code somewhere, you also have a database of your changes that allows you to have point in time (or at least point in ...

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