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Everything I learned at the first job I had as a developer

Everything I learned at the first job I had as a developer

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Pasca Vlad
·Jun 11, 2021·

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If you didn't new already, last summer I had a job as a web developer for 3 months

It was at a local startup

You can read more about how I got it from here

Now let's continue with what I learned

1. Communication is key

In the beginning, I was afraid to ask questions and that was a huge mistake


Because I spent one day on a problem I could solve in 4 hours

Once I started asking more questions I become more productive

And people love to see that you ask questions

2. Learning Git is a must

I never really understood how important Git is until I worked at this job

In those 3 months, I worked with Git every single day

So please take the time to learn

It will save you a lot of time and struggle in the future

3. You need to test your code

I had no idea what testing was but after one week I realized how important it is

It saves you a lot of time of finding bugs and all that

It's simply not worth it to push code without testing it

4. Everyone has Impostor Syndrome

When I joined this startup my impostor syndrome was huge

I felt like a loser but I realized that I'm not the only dev that feels that

One dev I worked with made me understand that this is normal and I shouldn't worry about it

5. Reading the docs is a life hack

One day I had to work with a new technology I never worked with before

I didn't read the docs and just jumped into writing code

Huge mistake

I wasted a lot of time that could be saved by reading the docs for one hour

The end

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