You've probably been in this situation; you have been programming for years, but you still have to ask others for help or Google the same simple thing every day.
So you sit there and wonder "am I ever going to be a proper developer, if I'm still asking others for help or using Google every day?".
The answer is no.
- Real developers don't have to ask for help.
- Real developers don't use Google.
- Real developers memorise everything. It's inefficient to have to keep looking everything up.
Of course everything I said above is complete bullshit. The truth is the complete opposite.
Good developers ask for help.
Good developers ask for other people's opinions, even when they think they know the answer or have come up with the best solution.
Good development teams work together, even on simple problems.
Let me tell you - if you ask others for help, or Google the same thing ten times a day, this does not make you a bad developer.
It makes you a real developer, who is happy to admit what they don't know or need help with.
There is nothing more dangerous than a developer who thinks they know everything, refuses to ask for help, or will only work on their own.