One of the challenges of the modern IT world is that it changes so quickly. Some programmers sit back in the same job for fifteen years and suddenly wake up obsolete. Others nurture their career and see benefits in their self esteem and pay packet.
[career.doco] Documentation is good for you.
[career.estimate] Never ever give ballpark estimates
[career.politics] Avoid politics except to trigger change
[career.challenge] Challenge yourself to new ideas
[career.reputation] It's a small world.
[career.certification] Study for certification.
[career.standards] Follow Standards
[career.study] Study then Work.
[career.meticulous] Be Meticulous
[career.management] Avoid management
[career.negative] The negative programmer
[career.professional] Be professional
[career.slack] The slack programmer
[career.planet] Reduce the environmental impact of IT
[career.stuck] Don't get lost in a problem
[career.family] Look after your private life
[career.fear] New developer fear-of-failure
[career.skills] Know what you are good at