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.