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I do web development.


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revised How to Mentor a Junior Developer
Sharpened up the wording
Apr
14
comment Why write clean, refactored code?
The code should be self-documenting, so that gets rid of 1). When you're following Single Responsibility 2) is unnecessary; your methods are so small and concise bracket placement and capitalization cease to matter. 3) makes the most sense but I would still choose the candidate that can write readable code. 4), even though far down on the list is not worth mentioning. See: The Pragmatic Programmer and Clean Code
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answered Should performance tests be instrumented by build tools?
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comment How important is Domain knowledge vs. Technical knowledge?
Even compilers and vcs have a domain, we might just be more comfortable with it.
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Mar
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accepted How to Mentor a Junior Developer
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comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
And to be clear, I have no intention of hiding knowledge. But it has become clear that what I do know is being taken advantage of (consciously or unconsciously). And I'm not talking about some deep hidden cavern of the technology we're using; I'm talking about the difference between a primitive and an object, or an instance variable and local, or an error message that says exactly what the error is and where to start looking for it. (for reference, my current pupil has 5 years of professional experience; I don't think I'm being unreasonable.)
Mar
6
comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
I don't believe you are bucking the trend. This is a good tip; to work with them and show them how you would go about solving the problem (though, one may have to pretend they don't know the answer already [not hide it] to show the process of finding it).
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comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
@ZJR I'm fine with using the words "training" or "mentor". Either way, I'm not experienced with it and need help and appreciate all the great feedback I've gotten so far.
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