I have few friends and colleagues that have recently started working as developers and testers, and I've tried to mentor them a bit. We've talked about what they were struggling with and I've noticed that most of them were under the impression that they were the only ones experiencing a particular problem. From my experience I know this is very unlikely so
I would like to write a post (or few) about the most common problems junior developers are experiencing and for that I need your help and input.
What were the biggest challenges you faced during the first years working as a developer/tester?
Were these mostly technical (e.g. unknown tech stack, in-house framework), social (difficult colleagues, bosses, etc) or was it something else?
If you would like to help, leave a comment below and I hope that will show others that they 're not alone in their struggles.
As software gets more and more integrated into our lives, the industrialization of its crafting process becomes inevitable. But the over-generalization of software engineering can be crushing the creative side of programming.