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Fulton Browne
Fulton Browne

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Dev tips to new developer

What advice do you have for a new developer?

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Scott Simontis
  • Try to learn something new every day.
  • Minimize overtime. All those promises about the extra PTO you'll get if you work 30 hours straight this weekend never come true. Do it too much and it becomes expected of you.
  • Find a mentor. It can be in your company, online, from a coding meetup, whatever. Just find someone who can impart wisdom to you and listen to their suggestions.
  • Ugly, deployable code is worth infinitely more than "almost done just one more day" code or beautiful code weeks behind schedule. Always remember this is a business and you need to deliver a product if you like receiving that paycheck. Sometimes things will have to be sacrificed to get a win at the end of the day.
  • Not everyone has the same passion for coding; respect that. Find out what they are passionate about and what they enjoy and learn to see them for who they truly are instead of getting annoyed with them.
  • Be humble or you will get humiliated.
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Michael Ibinola


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Fulton Browne

Great advice! that is one thing I learned early .

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Alan Solitar

Learn by building stuff. Trial and error is the way to go. Also, don't be feel bad about googling things -- every developer does it.