Are you are still fixing WordPress bugs? Stitching PHP code in legacy systems. My friend, is 2023... I know, it is part of the job and you don’t mind doing it. But, not the whole damn day. You wanted to build something big. To work on interesting projects and get paid generously for it. The “promised land” of software developers.
...without feeling overwhelmed and confused. If you are like most software developers, you probably experience these situations again and again. You try to define a path for your technical growth, but you lack a clear direction and don’t know how to progress. You are confused by the huge amount of information out there and simply don’t know what to do next
Three years ago, I faced a brutal truth. Up to that point, I had been writing dozens of lines of code. But, when asked to solve specific technical issues, I often realized I would get stuck on basic things. The harsh reality was I missed fundamental software knowledge.
Let me tell you a little secret... Suppose you want to realise the full potential of your developer career. To be paid generously for your skills and to never worry about money again. Then, you must build a system around it.
You sometimes ask yourself...What does it take to excel in software development? I asked myself this a few times in my career. Whenever I had the pleasure to meet an exceptional software developer. And if being excellent at what you do gets you excited, you probably asked yourself the same.
You've already applied to a few jobs. You re-wrote your CV and told all your friends you are looking for a developer job. You even got far with a few companies and passed the technical challenge. But, you did not get the job.
Software development is a highly technical field and will be so for decades to come.As developers, we get paid to design, model, and automate. Later on, management starts playing a higher role but even as a manager, technical excellence will make your job much much easier.
I’ve made tons of mistakes in my early years as a software developer. It is part of the game. But, if you are an ambitious developer looking to accelerate your growth, the best you can do is to learn from other’s mistakes. Mainly because you don't have enough time to make them yourself. So I compiled a list for you of the main "mistakes" I have made during my first years as a developer. Read carefully below.