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I fixed it by realizing that I provided more value to the company writing new code and fixing genuine problems than I did constantly fixing style problems in other people's code. If the company you work for has coding style guidelines, and you are in there anyway doing some refactoring, take a few moments (if you can) to fix the style problems, but only in ...


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Yes, absolutely. You will find quite fast that you indeed learn a lot from looking beyond your current field and try other things. Learning and practicing techniques and patterns used in other languages and frameworks will broaden your view and increase your ability to find solutions where other see hurdles. Note that it's not always necessary to master ...


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Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien The perfect is the enemy of the good. I will drop that Voltaire quote at every opportunity because I've seen the persuit of perfection cause many promising projects to stall and fail. What you've presented above described almost every job I've been at. And my own businesses, for that matter. The truth is that ...


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This has the potential to end up as a bike shed argument. Nevertheless, what I found are the biggest discrepancies between academia and "the real world" are: Don't expect to make a good living only by knowing the tools. Learn a domain instead, and apply programming to that. To quote this website: People who can code in the world of technology ...



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