If you are a junior developer starting in the realms of software engineering, things can often seem a little intimidating. You would assume after four years of college or a 6 month bootcamp where you spent your time learning the in-s and out-s of data structures and algorithms you’d be ready for the real world. But you quickly realize that there is not just one way of solving a problem, and something that seemed the best approach in theory (that you learnt in school) can very likely not be the right solution in the workplace because of constraints like maintenance, resources available etc.
There are so many things to learn, and as soon as you’ve learnt one framework or tool, there seems to be something new out there. As a Junior developer myself who recently graduated college, here are some tricks and tips I thought I’d share that helped me to learn how to improve and made my transition easier.
Ahnaf is originally from Dhaka Bangladesh and got his Bachelors in Computer Science from UMN: Morris. He currently works as a full stack engineer for Securian Financial, a fortune 500 company in St Paul, Minnesota.