Drew Barontini

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Early Developer Advice

What advice do you have for an early career developer?

You don’t have to know everything.

The technology landscape is vast and constantly evolving. Focus on understanding foundational concepts and principles, such as logic flow, data flow, and state management. These skills transfer easily across different technologies and domains.

Soft skills are as essential as hard skills.

The best developers I’ve worked with had excellent soft skills. Improve problem-solving, time management, and adaptability. These skills will make you a more effective collaborator and increase your value to a team.

Product intuition is built through user empathy.

We do more than just write code to meet requirements. We write code to address real issues for real people. Concentrate on the results of your work, talk to users, and develop a product sense to guide your craft.