On Twitter we asked the egghead community for advice for new developers:
Tons of developers gave out some awesome advice and we wanted to share some with the dev.to community.
1) The fundamentals are always a good start.
2) Don't get stuck on the "right way".
Ashley Lindsay 🍃@haylinds@eggheadio Don’t get hung up on doing a thing the “right” way. You’ll learn as you go and “right” and “best” will change. Often.00:19 AM - 19 Feb 2020
3) Make a journal for your future self.
4) Hang out with veterans to see they don't know it all.
5) Get a study buddy!
twhitney ☁️@nonprofwhit@eggheadio find a study buddy!04:44 AM - 19 Feb 2020
6) You can learn a lot from your mistakes.
Ned Whitman@nedwinsaidso@eggheadio you learn by making mistakes and debugging them23:03 PM - 18 Feb 2020
7) You don't have to chase the newest thing.
8) Build things you don't think you're ready for.
Mmrodriguez@mm_rodriguez_@eggheadio Don't try to remember every little thing or take a bunch of notes. Just practice rebuilding projects you're learning from courses. And definitely try building projects you don't think you're ready for. And Google.03:36 AM - 20 Feb 2020
9) It gets easier with time.
Rasheed Shina@iamshinarasheed@eggheadio Understand the basics. Don't be too hard on yourself. It gets easy with time and practice. Don't try to know everything.13:03 PM - 19 Feb 2020
10) Don't forget to network.
Gerard@gerardgenovese@eggheadio Network. Having skills is irrelevant if you can’t get interviews that lead to a position.13:38 PM - 19 Feb 2020
11) Communication is important.
Zachary Straub 🧢@zacharyastraub@eggheadio For every new thing you learn, force yourself to explain what it is you learned in simple terms.
A large part of tech boils down to human relationships and facilitating to non-technical people.
Poor communication kills projects, no matter how good they are.07:38 AM - 19 Feb 2020
12) Don't compare yourself to others.
Alexis 🖤@alexiswatsondevDon't compare your Level 1 to someone else's Level 50. You're not going to learn it all in a week, a month, or a year, and that's okay.
Besides, every senior+ dev I know still struggles sometimes, too. twitter.com/eggheadio/stat…16:07 PM - 19 Feb 2020egghead.io @eggheadioWhat advice would you give to someone new to web development?
13) Don't worry about what you don't know yet.
Prince WilsonFocus on what you’re learning now. Don’t worry about things you don’t know yet.
Write down questions you have, experiment with code to see if you can answer it yourself, write it down. If you can’t do it yet, try to find the answer and put it next to what you asked. twitter.com/eggheadio/stat…23:19 PM - 18 Feb 2020egghead.io @eggheadioWhat advice would you give to someone new to web development?
14) Keep on building.
15) Don't give up.
Of course this wasn't all of the great advice from this thread. Check it out if you want to read them all.
Share any advice you have for new developers in the comments.