Posted by Pete McBreen 19 Nov 2014 at 21:00
Zed Shaw has written an introduction to his Hard Way series and in it he writes
The one skill that separates bad programmers from good programmers is attention to detail. In fact, it’s what separates the good from the bad in any profession. Without paying attention to the tiniest details of your work, you will miss key elements of what you create. In programming, this is how you end up with bugs and difficult-to-use systems.