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Discussion on: The frustrations of having to learn on the fly

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Definitely a bunch of times. I'm in the process of building something in Rust for a schoolproject and know enough to build something basic and functional. But it takes time to get comfortable with many concepts of the language. Now that borrowing and ownership are ideas that I can apply with more ease my lack of knowledge about 'lifetimes' is definitely holding me back.

I have the feeling (but might be completely wrong) that missing the simple stuff or just small stuff in general is part of the dev experience, especially while learning something new. It's really frustrating but also a sign that it should be okay to slow down from time to time to debug and reflect on what you have learned.

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I agree with you. I have had to learn that it's ok to slow down and take the time to learn it. I think i'm harder on myself than my bosses... actually I know I am. I've been told by my boss that it's all part of the process. For me, it stems from when I had horrible jobs and they would literally yell at me to get the F***ing work done. So I'm paranoid that if I take the time to learn it and it means my work gets delayed, that I'll get in to trouble. Thankfully this job is the best job I've ever had and they never do that.