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Discussion on: Do you ever get frustrated with your Junior Developer(s)?

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Derek Rosenzweig • Edited on

It's natural if you're out of your element at first (ie new language, framework, stack, etc) and you need to get caught up, or if you get caught on random syntax gotcha's. What gets annoying is when one interrupts someone who's in the middle of programming or solving a problem. Breaking the concentration of someone who's 'in the zone' can be highly irritating.

Truthfully, try talking out your issues out loud to yourself (this is called rubber duck debugging) - you'll often realize the core of the problem and find a solution before you finish speaking. If that, researching documentation, and google fail you, then ask a co-worker or an online tech community. Then bookmark or otherwise document the information your coworker gives you, for future reference.