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Doesn't the type of coding you do determine what kind of practices you follow? Obviously, people coding in XML and Java will have different dependencies than someone who is a .NET/SQL developer for traditional RDBMS applications as would someone who is coding for a Mobile OS like Android.
One of the first things my dad taught me (he's a computer scientist) is to develop and use error-handling routines. No user of your system wants to see error messages that mean nothing, or to have no error messages show up at all when a process fails. If you can do a walkthrough of your code and look closely at the output it provides to the end user, you can usually do a better job of predicting where people will need support or have complaints about their confusion.