Good point! This is indeed very much a discipline of life-long learning.
My only hope is that over time, software companies as learnimg organizations become the norm. Although some do make deep investments in professional development of their employees as well as collaborative knowledge sharing, many still expect this kind of learning to happen on nights and weekends, unpaid.
This seems to be getting better slowly over time, but is my #1 concern for the future as it impacts who can realistically enter and stay within the industry.
I agree. The more a developer learns and improves himself/herself, the better work they'll do for the organization. Sharing their knowledge in groups not only helps developers connect more with their fellow devs, but also helps to realize the gaps in their knowledge (if any).
More companies need to implement this.
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