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Do you often doubt your abilities?

For example, you can't start solving a problem because you think you don't have enough knowledge.

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  • 6
    Dev mindset.

    I always doubt myself and it's fine.

    Our job is to gather knowledge, basically. Remember you started without knowing shit.
  • 4
    Everyday, that's how you know your constantly progressing and learning new things instead of being stuck in a rut.
  • 5
    Always. Try not to assume, and verify what you know.
    exept one thing. JS sucks. That Is All.
  • 2
    Yup, all the time - the thing to learn is the attitude of what comes next. It's either a defeatist "I ain't cut out for this" and you give up, or it's a "right, I'm going to accept my limitations and start pooling together resources to make sure I can do this."
  • 4
    Sometimes I do the opposite and bite more than I can chew
  • 2
    Part of the fun of working with algorithms is that you can always learn new stuff though! You might feel somewhat lost while trying to understand something, but the relief when you eventually get it and make it work beats it every time imo.
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    @Afrographics many many reasons.

    the most annouying one is that it is possible to wrap a constractor call and "glue on" methods not defined in the class. Added in runtime only, and go figure.
    the NaN. the boolean operators. the GIL. the memory leaks when using certain libs. The remote debug voodoo. The diff between nodeJS, and vanilla js. instanceOf.

    And the biggest one of them all:
    the npm ecosysyem + disapearing package problem.

    JS sucks. That Is All.
  • 0
    @magicMirror ok just tell me one Programming language that doesn't have issues.

    I'm a big fan of js by the way
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    @scout what about php?🤣
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    @Afrographics php is decent
  • 2
    I sometimes do!
    But most of the time I under/overestimate the time I need to complete something by a huge margin.
    Also for debugging I often get stuck at the completely wrong things till my senior shows up takes a quick glance at the code and says it works fine and that I just made some wrong assumptions.
  • 0
    @scout do you write vanilla php?
  • 1
    I often worry if I can do things right. But then there is no time to just be stuck at worrying. So you just trudge along, read a lot and work on on your task to the best of your abilities.
  • 1
    Every day. Interviews terrify me because of this.
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    @Afrographics whut is vanilla php
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    @scout Pure php If you want
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    @Afrographics I can't. They all have issues.
    But JS Sucks big time. Even if you are a fan - you will agree that it has Warts.

    Also - Wart.JS framework was just born. Sheeesh.
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    @Afrographics no I only do Laravel
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    @AlmondSauce the attitude. Exactly. Right on!

    Nothing beats the feeling of suddenly understanding the thing.

    After a while you start chasing it like a freaking drug addict.
  • 0
    No. Never! I'm the best! 😂

    (just look at my very first post on devrant 😅😅)
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