My First Four Months as a Software Developer — Lessons Learned so far
So I’m 4 months into my first real job as a professional software developer and I want to share with you guys some of the important lessons I’ve learned so far. By the way this is my first post on Medium. I want to keep it really simple.
So, let’s begin…
- Getting in can be tough
One of the most difficult things about pursuing a career in tech is getting an employer to take a chance on you when you’ve not had any work experience. This is especially true if you’re self taught (with little to no background in core CS. BUT it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
2. Code is NOT ALL a developer does (There are two other C’s )
Code is like one-third the job of a developer. The remaining two-thirds are communication and collaboration.
3. Programmers can be annoying!
Programmers seem like the most arrogant set of people on earth. So you need a lot of programmer-management skills to effectively work with them.
4. Codes are only a means, not the end
Finally, codes that don’t translate to real business solution are useless, no matter how elegant or how many hours went into writing it, sorry.
That’s it guys. I hope it helps someone. Please leave some claps… and some feedback too.