Mistakes I’ve made as a junior developer and how you can avoid them

Jack Finlay’s reflections on his first two years as a software developer.

  • Don’t jump at the first offer. Research on what you are worth, what the company culture is like and what kind of projects will you be working on.
  • Code is never self-documenting however clean it is. Use comments extensively.
  • Don’t wait before asking questions. If you don’t ask, you run the risk of wrong assumptions and of building something wrong.
  • Don’t get stuck only using proprietary tooling and languages. Code in your time outside of work to ensure you have skills that are transferable to other companies.
  • Take care of yourself. Read, write, exercise and take some time off.

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