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10 Things Every New Developer Should Know

by Ruchika MouryaDecember 7th, 2022
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10 tips for new software developers. These 10 tips include how to grow up your career in software development. The tips include creating a system which can be continued for the long run and helps you grow. Don’t forget to drink Water and Meditate to ensure your body and mind are functioning well because you can not pour from an empty cup. Invest in good resources to learn from experts in the domain. Work on your soft skills helps you to build networks within organizations and communities.

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1. Find a cause you’re passionate about contributing to

This will keep your fire ignited in the long run. Whenever you feel stuck always remember why you started.

2. Create a system that targets your long-term growth

  • Focus on basics first.
  • Plan before coding. Break down problems into smaller pieces and try to approach them one by one.
  • You don’t have to finish everything on day one. Rather, you should focus on problem-solving and understanding the depth of the problem.
  • Practice regularly.

3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

  • Find a community: Join a professional community to get feedback on your coding.
  • Communicate with other developers.
  • Reach out to colleagues.
  • Use StackOverflow.
  • If you are stuck, Don’t be afraid to search on google 😉

4. Be your ally

  • Celebrate your wins. Don't force yourself.

  • You don’t need to know everything at first.

  • Slowly your brain will build connections and you will be able to understand and solve complex problems

  • Give yourself some time to digest what you consumed.

  • Don’t forget to drink water. Work out and meditate to ensure your body and mind are functioning well because you can not pour from an empty cup.

  • Get comfortable with failure.

    5. Work on your soft skills

    Having good soft skills helps you to build networks within organizations and communities. This opens doors for new opportunities.

    6. Invest in good resources

    By investing in good resources you can save your time and avoid unnesscesrry confusion by learning from experts in the domain. This will reduce your learning curve and help you to boost your confidence.

    7. Start building a portfolio of your projects

    Join a programmer group, go to a hackathon, or try to take part in an open-source project.

    8. Understand the problem domain you are working for

    Once you understand the problem domain you are working for, it will become clear where the specific task in your hand fits in and how to progress further.

    9. Help/Teach others

    Teaching or helping others will help you to learn better and faster. This will help you to understand how other people approach problems. This will also help you to improve your communication skills.

    10. Don’t be afraid to ask questions

    No one’s an expert at everything and you’ll constantly find yourself in a position where you don’t know as much as you think you should, so don’t be afraid to ask.


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