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Selahattin Ünlü • Edited on

This post made me really felt better. Thanks! But I have some questions still.

I'm self-taught programmer. I've been working as a full-stack developers for 6 years. But still, I can't explain some things easily some times. I'm good to find solutions and apply them and I know I can build everything if I have enough time but I feel bad when I did not answer a question easily and good. This question might come from a friend or interviewer.

For example: what is object-oriented programming?

It seems like easy question and actually I know how to write code with object oriented, data-hiding, interfaces, inheritance, isolation... But I might not put them together and tell a good answer sometimes.

Is that situation makes me bad programmer or junior? I can't say myself senior because of that. I think mid-level is better for me. If you think so, do you have any suggestion to solve that problem? There are a lot of things in programming, so how can I explain everything very well. I guess my memory is weak :|

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Vaibhav Namburi Author

Sorry i forgot to reply, no it does't make you a senior or junior. There's tonnes of other factors that make you a senior other than being able to code or explain something (sure those are very important) but seniors take into consideration the business, the team and seniors are those who get things done when others can't in a better way.

No need to remember what OOPs definition is, but as long as you understand it well enough to explain it with your own words thats all that matters!

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Selahattin Ünlü

Thanks for response. It's so sensible. I started to write blog posts on that topics and trying to explain the topics with my own words. Hope it's gonna help me :)

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Vaibhav Namburi Author

Perfect! That realisation itself means you're going to smash it! All the best!