Day 22: 3 Simple (But Effective) Pieces Of Advice I’d Give To Junior Devs
I have been working in Software for 5 years now. Ranging from Freelancing to Corperate Environments.
Here are 3 simple (but effective) pieces of advice I’d give anyone starting out (or who wants to get started):
# Advice #1: Learn by Diving Deep
Choose One Topic/Technology/Concept to learn and Dive Deep. Don’t focus on the sea of other new and shiny toys. Make a list and Pick One Thing.
10x your Clarity by Reading the Docs. RTFM!
# Advice #2: Master your Tools
A Car mechanic needs to know his wrench. Take time to explore settings, capabillities and use-cases for the tool you are using. Learn Your Shortcuts of your IDE. Explore Command Flags. Write Scripts.
10x your Productivity by Maximizing what your Toolset has to offer.
# Advice #3: Youtube > University
Everything I learnt was through self-study. You only really learn by actually creating stuff. Youtube is the best place to start learning anything.
10x your Progress by Learning from the Best.
I wish someone told me this earlier in my career. But at least I can pass these along to you.
First published on Typeshare