We talk often on the show about software development methodologies such as Agile or Waterfall. However, we haven't gotten into the project management process or stages of software development underlying them.
There was a time you could write software for just the English speaking market and expect your company to do well. That time has long passed, and to be truly successful, your software has to be able to work for people speaking a variety of languages and dialects.
Some people are just difficult. So much so it's just easier to avoid them rather than dealing with them. Unfortunately that's not always an option so we have to learn strategies for dealing with difficult people.
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How do you define done? When do you know your code is ready for production? Is your code barely worthy of your momma's fridge, refined, but not emily post refined, or would it make Uncle Bob proud?
There was a time when you could get by in software development without learning how to use source control, but that time is long gone. You have to understand how this stuff works. Period.
While it is difficult and time-consuming to get into software development, many developers seem to think that once they have a job, everything is fine. That couldn't be further from the truth. You need to avoid wrecking your career too.
Congratulations on your new job! You went through all the pain and suffering of interviewing. Now the real work begins. You have to quickly get to the point where you can provide business value so that you can keep your new shiny job.
Routines make life easier, but they can also make it stale and inflexible. Breaking out of your comfort zone takes courage and an understanding of yourself. Expanding your comfort zone involves breaking out of it and then resetting yourself.
Even terrible code runs. In fact, lots of terrible code runs in production every day. However, such code is difficult to maintain, horrifying to modify and subject to nasty problems as it ages. Like a messy house, a messy code-base is nowhere that you want to visit, much less a place to live.