This is a guest post from Pariss Athena. Enjoy. Dear new developer, Honestly, I don’t think there’s one absolute answer. I believe the answer depends on you and the risk you’re comfortable taking. However, I do think there are things you should take into account before jumping the gun. This is how I personally knew … Continue reading When is it time to quit my 9-5?
Dear new developer, I thought this article was worth sharing, as it is a relatively inexperienced developer talking to newer devs. But as I read it, one piece of advice stuck out and is worth emphasizing. Plan first, then code Roberto Hernandez This is fundamental. Unlike, say carpentry, where planning is critical because you waste … Continue reading Plan first, then code
Dear new developer, Perhaps you took the first job offered to you. Perhaps you joined a friend's company, then realized it wasn't quite what you were promised. Perhaps you joined a company as the only developer and didn't realize you should avoid working alone. You might feel trapped by the money, trapped because you believe … Continue reading If you’re trapped in your job, what should you do?
Dear new developer, I've written before about how being a developer sets you up for a lot of adjacent professions. Jobs like: Engineering managerTechnical trainerStartup CTOProduct managerDeveloper advocateSales engineer I have either direct personal experience or have watched a colleague or friend transition to those types of jobs. I'm sure there are many that I'm … Continue reading How to make a move to a related occupation