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re: Any advice for junior developers about managing learning versus contributing at work?

Not sure I follow. You mean how to spend your spare time? Studying and learning vs doing your job?


Ah, I mean studying and learning vs doing your job while at work. As a junior dev I sometimes feel like I've spent too much time learning and not building/fixing bugs/contributing to the codebase, and perhaps you have some advice?

The learning never stops. For the first 3-5 years you'll be learning 40-60% of the time. Strive to find that balance. Get a mentor and ask them, honestly, if they think you're balancing work with learning.

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