DEV Community


Discussion on: If you don't hire juniors, you don't deserve seniors

ahmedmusallam profile image
Ahmed Musallam

This is a great post! I really like how you presented the argument for junior devs. Something, I have not really given much thought to, even thou I was a junior dev about 4 years ago.

I think it is intutive to adopt the “we only hire senior devs” mentality. And the reasons for it, on paper, make some sense. However, as you pointed out, that mentality is absurd and those reasons are not practical.

TBH, I’ve also fallen to that train of thought at some point, after having bad experiences with a few junior devs who were slacking. On the other hand, I’ve had great experiences guiding other junior devs who had the aptitude to learn and always reached out for guidance. There is a satisfying feeling that comes with helping other devs who are willing to learn.

Great post! And thank you for sharing!