There is a saying, “The biggest risk is not taking any risk”. Most of the software engineers can not reach the position they want to be in just because they are scared of taking risks. They want to change their life by having a startup or doing something new, but they love their comfort zone. They do not want to go through all the difficulties to make a successful startup and fail eventually. This is why risk-taking tendency and patience are the most valuable things that a Software Engineer can have to be more successful in their career.
There are lots of best practices for writing testable code. The main goal for us is to create a robust solution that will be maintainable for everyone. Even if you don’t plan to write unit tests, you need to use this guide because it will help you to improve the quality of the code and the architecture in general. It takes additional time, but it’s worth it.
Software engineers should value long term reputation more than short-time money. They should be honest and helpful towards the people they work with. Successful software engineers do not show arrogance or pride just because they solved some HackeRrank problem or own 50% share of a freelance company. They are humble towards people. This is what true professionalism is and it helps them to be successful in the long run.
Software Engineers should be value-focused, not working hour focused. Yes, you should have a work and life balance, but working just 40 hours a week without creating any value is useless. You may work fewer hours, but your output should be countable and it should make an impact on the company you are working for. It’s also true for your clients.
It has been more than a decade that unit testing has become a mainstream practice in the software industry. But “mainstream” does not mean It has become universal. Plenty of software developers who claim themselves “Full Stack Developer”, still don’t know how to write testable code and unit tests, though they write good code.
Most people are reactive in nature. They do whatever they see others doing. But the people with proactive attitude are entirely different. They love to take challenges and lead a life out of comfort zone. If you can be such a person as a software engineer it will enhance your chance of making more money.