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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 15Find a Mentor
White Belt[​​White Belt] Your mentor can help you from day one and ideally for years to come.

Where this book is a virtual guide, the most successful programmers will have a real-life guide for the journey, too. Such a guide—or mentor—will provide wisdom and council for you personally on your first programming job.

The mentor’s role is to do the following:

  • Help you when you get stuck on the job. They’ve been programming long enough to have great problem-solving and debugging chops, so even when they don’t know all the answers, they can point out the next steps you should take.

  • Model behaviors and skills you want to learn. Time spent ...

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