What is HackerNews’ Best Advice to New Developers

Dear new developer, I have previously written about joining an online tech community. My personal go to right now is Hacker News. I find it has a nice mix of tech, startup/business and other interesting content for me. Here's a thread from a few months ago with advice for junior developers. Here are a few … Continue reading What is HackerNews’ Best Advice to New Developers

Avoid being an expert beginner

Dear new developer, This post by Erik Dietrich covers the situation where a developer becomes an "expert beginner". This is something to avoid as you build your career--don't work in a place where you are isolated or unable to progress. He breaks progress in any area down into a number of components--Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Competent, … Continue reading Avoid being an expert beginner

Avoid The Impossible Goal of Being a Know It All

This is a guest blog post from Rick Manelius. Enjoy. Dear new developer, Can you name all 50 US states? How about their capitals? Every city in the US? Every town? Could you list the GPS coordinates of every coffee shop? Of course, you can’t, wouldn’t, and don’t. It would be absurd to spend the … Continue reading Avoid The Impossible Goal of Being a Know It All