How do you help Junior Developers or Freshers

shaijut profile image ShaijuT ・1 min read

As a senior developer you might be busy in daily work or project deadline in your workplace.

Suppose in between a Fresher or Junior Developer comes to you and says can you help me to find solution for my X problem ?

What will be your reaction 😄 ?

  • Ask them to do some homework and then ask for help.
  • Reject the request and request to ask someone else.
  • Judge them and Ask them to learn the basics.
  • Complain about the new Joiner to Manager.
  • Kindly take some time to look at the X problem and explain them how to solve.

Do you have any other ways to help Fresher or Junior Developer 😄 ?


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Junior's need to be nurtured by senior/lead devs. So for me, it's always the last point. If a dev needs help, I'll always help, even if it means staying behind an extra hour to finish my work.

If none of your team has time to help the junior dev, then should you really be hiring one?

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ShaijuT Author

Nice 😄, I agree. I also do the last point because I understand. You know I also was a fresher one day. I just put the other points to know what other developers do. :)

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I like helping them out. I generally ask if they have any possible solutions on mind first and then I give a hint or show them the path to look for. I also later check and discuss what approach they followed and why. I love to hear the thoughts of others on different problems and sometimes I also learn from it.

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ShaijuT Author

Nice 😄 process, Yes I agree we also learn from Juniors.