You’ll always be learning

Dear new developer, One thing I love about software development is that you'll always be learning. This is because of two things. First, there's better and different hardware. It is possible that this pace will subside sometime, but looking at the variety of new computing hardware, sensors and components that have been created over the … Continue reading You’ll always be learning

What is the best surprise of being a new developer?

Dear new developer, I was asked recently at a talk I gave about what was the best surprise of being a new developer. I was talking at Turing School, and had discussed some of the things that surprised me when I was starting out. There are a lot of great things about being a developer. … Continue reading What is the best surprise of being a new developer?

How to market yourself as a new software developer

Dear new developer, This post from Corey Snipes, an experienced software developer, is well worth a read. From the post: People skills help so much. It’s hard to overstate that. I am a competent software developer, but I am really good at working on a team and that has carried me to increasingly sophisticated and … Continue reading How to market yourself as a new software developer