(41 questions) Take me to the AMA
Five? Whoa... hmmm
- Keep an open mind. You can learn things from anyone or any thing. That technology you think "sucks" probably has some really brilliant parts to it.
- The delete key is your friend. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. You can always delete them. It's better than not trying.
- Work incrementally. Don't try to build things "big bang" right out of the gate.
- Have tests. Preferrably integration tests and unit tests where needed. They will save you some day. They might be a pain to right and maintain at times, but they're critical to your emotional well-being later, trust me.
- HAVE A LIFE. Work isn't everything. Don't let a company trick you into working 60 hour weeks. I've literally NEVER in 20 years seen someone work themselves into a promotion by burning the midnight oil every single night. It's, frankly, dumb. Go enjoy kids, or (non-computer-related) hobbies, or movies, or get some fresh air.... whatever, just get away from the computer for a bit.
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