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Discussion on: How to tell a Junior Dev that what they've done is wrong?

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Paweł Ciosek


Just use a feedback sandwich!

First, find something good in the solution. Just say eg. “You formatted code well!” (Top part of the sandwich)

Second, elaborate what is wrong in the solution. Important! Always have the better solution to present! Saying the solution is but because you don’t like it is not really helpful. (Middle part of the sandwich, most valuable)

Third, say something positive in general, eg. “you doing well!” (Bottom part of the sandwich)

In my opinion it’s the best way to pass your feedback. Positive communicate is really important to open up junior developer for your feedback.

Cheers! ❤️