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My dev life has just started ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

bhupesh profile image Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ ใƒปUpdated on ใƒป1 min read

Hi there all this is my first post on dev.to (I love this platform ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘).

This is regarding any advice all the experinced developers can give me as I have just started my very first internship as a Backend Developer at DyfoLabs.

I will be working on problems in home automation and using IoT to solve them.

I would like to thank ๐Ÿ˜„ all those people who posted a lot of great content on dev.to regularly .

I have learned so much during these 3,4 months(my presence on dev) through dev.to which I guess may have driven me to this opportunity.

Once again thank you all (I wish I could tag all of them โ˜บ๏ธ).

Please do share your thoughts.

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Molly Struve (she/her)

Home automation?! That sounds awesome! Congrats! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

My little random tidbits of advice....

  • Review Senior Dev PRs - Sometimes when you are starting out you think you have no business reviewing a senior dev's code. FALSE! You totally should! You might just spot something they missed(has happened multiple times to me!). Worst case, if you don't find a bug, you will learn something from reading their code. I still learn from reading other's code.
  • Dont Be Afraid To Ask Questions or Ask for Help! - Everyone needs help at some point, no matter how experienced they are. The sooner you get comfortable asking for help when you need it, the better.
  • Keep Your Head Up! - There will be days when you are staring at a problem that you can't make heads or tails of and you will feel like you have no business coding. Just know, that is totally NORMAL! I still have days like that!

Now go crush some code!!!

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Michael Cain

"Review Senior Dev PRs" FTW! I totally agree with this.

We had a book club on my team at Comcast when I was a junior and it totally helped me level up. Maybe you could convince your team to start one?

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Molly Struve (she/her)

Thats a great idea! I'm assuming getting to know people on a personal level made it less intimidating to work with them ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ
And thanks for these crucial advices.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‹
I m gonna rock n roll ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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Ola' John Ajiboye

This is sound advise, never thought about reading others' PR.

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mememe

This is what I do. There's always something to learn even when you're a seasoned developer.

Not asking questions will only make matters worse if you don't know.

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Awesome!!! Cultivation of the passion of learning plus finding ways to accelerate your rate of learning is important. So do your best in focusing on documenting what you had learnt on weekly basis to share it to the world.

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Actually ๐Ÿ™ƒ
I kinda have an idea๐Ÿ˜€ for an app to record learning experiences as a programmer/Developer.
Do you know any??

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Catalin Ionescu

I use WakaTime at work to track my time and languages i use. i think is great for new devs

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

WakaTime looks great ๐Ÿคค
Will try to use it

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Ben Halpern

Congrats!

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Marissa B

Take good notes. That new cool obscure thing you just figured out how to do? Your brain is likely going to throw it out the window in the next two weeks. Take notes, review them periodically, and sort through what you haven't committed to your long-term memory. I use a combination of my company's Stack Overflow boards and my own notes on Notion.so to remember little fiddly things. "How did I serialize that in the last project? Oh yeah, check the notes." Future you will thank past you for taking good notes :D

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Sounds cool ๐Ÿ‘
After all I have been noting down my project ideas for soo long ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜…

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Wow!!
The post is amazing
Thanks ๐Ÿค—for sharing it

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Rini Simon

Your welcome :) i hope it helps you and best of luck :)

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Jermaine Oppong

Congratulations Bhupesh! Thanks for celebrating your victory with us.

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Jason C. McDonald

Congrats on your internship, and welcome to the crazy world of computer programming!

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ
Programming is a rollercoaster ride ๐Ÿ˜€

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Martin Beierling-Mutz

Congrats! I couldn't agree more that this community is amazing.

Looking forward to see some articles from you in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Thanks ๐Ÿ˜š
Sure
I have been working on some stuff.
Will post it soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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Catalin Ionescu

Congratz! Keep goin'!

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ Author

Thanksโ˜บ๏ธ !!

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Yoghaswara Nugroho

Congrats ! And keep forward.

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