Everyone is a Jr. Developer at some point. It's unavoidable. Nobody shows up on day one with all the answers. At some point, we all have to begin at the beginning. At some point you will be the new kid.
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Being new is intimidating. It's hard to be in a new school, a new church or try to find a new new group of friends. Jr. Developers have the tough job of being new and not having nearly as much experience as everyone else. It's a lot for anyone to take on; and if that's you, take heart because we've all been there.
I sat down with Aimee Knight to talk about the essential things that Jr. Developers need to know. Aimee has spoken at conferences all over the world and has often shared her experience coming from a code bootcamp after making a career change later in life. I quite enjoyed this discussion, and I wish someone had shared these things with me when I was the new front-end developer on a highly skilled team of senior people. I had some rough days.
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You can find Aimee on Twitter as @Aimee_Knight