Get an external email address

Dear new developer, When you are starting at any company, you'll get a company address: dan@company.com. You'll want to use that for all company communications. You may have a personal email address: fuzzyguy@gmail.com (not my real personal email address 🙂 ). But as soon as you can, you'll want to get an external email address … Continue reading Get an external email address

Use stackoverflow, and use it well

Dear new developer, Stackoverflow (SO) is great for three different kinds of developers (and someone can be all three over time): those who are looking for answers, usually via Google (searchers) those who are looking to showcase knowledge, usually by answering questions (answerers), and those who have a specific question to ask (askers) Every developer … Continue reading Use stackoverflow, and use it well

Businesses will spend money to make money

Dear new developer, Businesses will spend money to make money (or save money, which is essentially the same thing). This is what they are doing when they are hiring you, when they buy that shiny new office building, when they spend money on computers and other tools to help you do your job, and even … Continue reading Businesses will spend money to make money