A look back to last 9 years of working as a software professional

It has been almost 9 years since I chose software development as my bread and butter though my degree says that I am an Electrical Engineer. Today, I spend most of my time in reading the codes than writing but the truth is I still love coding myself. In these past 9 years I have made a lot of mistakes and have learned from each of those mistakes too. If I would get a chance to go back in time and give some advise to my younger version, I will start with these.

  • Be good at school mathematics.
  • A technical degree does not make you a better programmer, but coding does.
  • Make the profession as your hobby.
  • Learn to code, not the language.
  • Think yourself as an end user while coding, not as a developer.
  • Focus on the things that matter, don’t get stuck.
  • Act as a HERO but don’t get into being a HERO.

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