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How has failing made you a better developer

autoferrit profile image Shawn McElroy ・1 min read

Whether it's a task at work you failed to get working, broke production, needed help, got fired, didn't get a dream job, couldn't find a job, or even failed at something on your own personal or side projects...

We all know that some times these moments can get the best of us. But how have failing these made you a better developer?

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Doing my best to learn and build modern applications and tools and teach others what I know. I love to write tools and applications to help others, especially in my field, or those less fortunate. Eventually, hoping to solve bigger problems.

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If I'm honest, not every failure has made me a better developer, but most failures make me more humble and that makes me a better person. Right now I'm in a role I haven't done in 15+ years, so failure is as certain as traffic on the way home. That regular opportunity to reduce my arrogance is always a good thing.