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Discussion on: Am I an expert developer or just an expert googler?

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Jesiel A. S. Trevisan

If you work in a rich company, with a lot of money to waste... It's OK to spent a lot of time studying books, watching especific company's IT class, etc...

But, in real world (Brazil) working as FULL STACK developer (Front + Back + Data Base) where you had passing in many projects with many many diferent styles and technologies, newest and oldest(sometime both together), giving supports to new and old systems, is impossible not use Google or to read the official docs to solve some problems.

The point is... the DEV knows what it's doing?

I already saw thousand and thousand of bad code and design... but... it's not just a copy paste problem... the DEV have to know the principles of best coding (SOLID)

Tests and peer-review is essential to ensure that the problem was solved in best way without bugs.

Using online search tools is one of DEV's many essential skills, but also your training and deepening in design principles should also be up to date.

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Davide de Paolis Author

it has to do with attitude.

it does not depend on how rich is the company. you cannot know everything. but you can learn a lot while reading documentation, other peoples code, watching tutorials. if you just look for the solution, and don't have SOLID principles nor the will to understand deeper ( both at work and in your free time), you are not doing a good job.
I agree entirly with you regarding peer review and self training!
thanx for taking the time writing your comment