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Discussion on: What are some of the toughest things entering tech?

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Fum

I'm not new to tech but thinking back, one of the toughest things for me was finally acknowledging that I shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. I started with the mindset that it doesn't look good if you appear not to know something. As a result I could spend way too much time trying to figure out something myself when I should have just asked for help. It took a while for me to realise that all devs, no matter how experienced, needs support from other devs.

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Juan F Gonzalez Author

Appreciate your answer. I've had the same struggle as well for more than a year. I'm curious, what was it that made you realize it? What do you think would've helped to realize that sooner?
Thanks for your input!

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Fum

It was a realisation when I learnt developers openly admit to relying on stackoverflow all the time 😆 I remember when I started out working as a dev being afraid someone would catch me browsing stackoverflow which is ridiculous now that I think about it!
I know it's easier said than done, but just remember the process of development is very collaborative and we all need support. Just take a look at open source and how it relies on sometimes hundreds of devs working together! The point is we all need help and it's good to accept that mindset at the start. We all joke about needing stackoverflow because we can all relate to that feeling of needing support maybe a bit too often.
Hope that helps :)