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Nick Taylor (he/him)
Nick Taylor (he/him)

Posted on • Updated on • Originally published at iamdeveloper.com

What do you wish you were better at?

I'm sure all of us wish we were better at certain things regardless of where we are in our careers. What do you wish you knew better? Post your answers in the comments.

Some people new to the platform may not be aware, but there is a mentorship program that you can sign up for. You can be a mentor, a mentee or both.

I'm new to Ruby, so I'm going to be requesting a Ruby mentor.

What about you?

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bluebird

I want to learn open source skills. (The programming language is not a problem for me.) My performance in the open source community does not satisfy me. I hope to find an experienced tutor.

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Barney

that is so me

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bluebird

Hello guy.Make friends?

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Barney

Okay be friendz

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bluebird

Do you use some social networking sites? Like twitter or fackbook.sorry, I hope my social skills are as good as software skills.

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Barney • Edited on

haha :D yeah sure add me on Twitter: SovietSenpai23

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bluebird

:D 404

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Barney

you should try now :P

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Jack Harner 🚀

The ability to stick through a project/idea all the way to the end. I have trouble where I'll come up with a decent idea for a project, get all fired up about it and then eventually fizzle out when the next idea pops up.

Writing cleaner CSS/SCSS. I always start out with the best of intentions, splitting code into stubs _header.scss, "using" BEM (sort of), etc. but by about the middle of any given project it feels like I'm overriding a lot of stuff that I shouldn't. Or I'll have something that needs to get modified, but the changes wouldn't really fit in any of the files I already have, but isn't really worth putting into it's own file, so I end up just sticking it somewhere and that doesn't feel great.

Managing git better. Looking through my commit history, a lot of them are just "stuff" "wtf" "lots of shit" etc. I pretty much only work by myself so my repos are mostly just used as offsite backups.

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Anton Istomin

I have pretty bad soft skills and can be quite anxious at times when talking to people. Working on it though.

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Amrit Khadka

I think it's not matter choosing languages in Software Field. I guess we have to adapt everything according to project. What important thing for me is how to solve every single problems. and I guess it can't be same each and others what do we love in languages. As for me, I do found in Design and development, I do passion in #javascript, #html, #css, #ReactJs, #Nodejs ...

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Darkø Tasevski • Edited on

Math & UI design 😂
Also, I think that my social/soft skills can be a lot better (damn you social anxiety).

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Chinmay Joshi • Edited on

JavaScript. UI development.

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Casey Brooks

Writing thread-safe code. For how long I've been working with Java and Android, I should really know how to safely work with threads by now.

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DrBearhands

Multi-threading is a known hornet's nest. That's one reason people find pure or linearly typed languages interesting.

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Arden de Raaij

Math

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Maria Boldyreva

+1

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J

basically everything :)

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

You should definitely sign up for the Mentorship program. ;)

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Gerade Geldenhuys

UI development.

My stuff just doesn't look "pretty".

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Shah Nawaz Shuvo

JavaScript and UI Design