“Programmer” is a vague term. I’m willing to bet that Grace Hopper’s vision of “better? involves a lot more math than mine. The skills and methods of her practice would be a lot different as a result.
Goals change as well so we need to re-evaluate from time to time. If you asked me what being a better programmer meant 10 years ago I thought Design Patterns were *THE PEAK* of programmer evolution.Right now I’m primarily focused on growing maintainable software systems, modeling business processes, and communication.
Are you more interested in writing the next GraphQL or the next Uber? Those are two very different skillsets!
Either way, it is important that you identify what is important to *you*.