In the spirit of an earlier post about growing as a developer...
If I look back on code I authored six months ago and feel all well and good about the job I did, I re-examine my skills upgrade in the last six months. I have to tell you - I look back regularly and cringe. But I think that's a good indication that my skills have improved and evolved past where I was at the time.
Mind you, I also look back and see concepts and principles in my old code that were great - some even ahead of their time. But those experiences are outnumbered by the former experiences.
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