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Discussion on: What advice would I give for beginners in software development?

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Maynard Wells

Never stop Learning
Software development is a fast-paced environment. New technologies are being introduced every day. Most of these are focused on doing more with less coding/work.
If you are not up to date with current technologies, you will have a hard time moving into better places.

Know your worth
Always know your worth, calculate how much value you are bringing to the business and get paid accordingly.

How hard you are to replace?
If you want to know your true worth, your true place in a firm. Think about if you leave at this very moment, How difficult will it be for the firm to replace you?
The more difficult you are to replace, the more important you are and the more value you have in a business.