Dear new developer, I remember the first time I decompiled a java file to debug an issue. The first time I recorded a video. The first time I presented to a meetup. The first time I wrote professional code in a new language and had it reviewed. All of these are distant memories now, but … Continue reading The first time
You are responsible for your career. No one else is.
This is a guest post from Rowell Belen. Enjoy. Dear New Developer, What I am about to say may be seen as controversial and somewhat unpopular, but I believe it is important. You are responsible for your career. No one else is. It doesn't matter if you have a great boss or work at a … Continue reading You are responsible for your career. No one else is.
Speak at a meetup
Dear new developer, Go out and speak at a meetup. This will have the following benefits: Decrease your fear of public speakingIncrease your knowledge of a topicHelp build a community of developersBuild your public profileTeach others something useful You don't have to do this every quarter or every year, but I challenge you to do … Continue reading Speak at a meetup
Take jobs that help you grow
This is a guest post from Adam Steel. Enjoy. Dear New Developer, Getting your first developer job can feel like a big accomplishment. And it is! It can feel so big and you can feel so relieved to have any job at all that you might start to develop your worldview around that one job. … Continue reading Take jobs that help you grow