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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 32Never Stop Learning
Brown Belt[​​Brown Belt] You already have a ton to learn on the job; focus on those near-term needs first. However, don’t put off sharpening your skills for long—they’ll get dull faster than you think.

You might puzzle over the title of this tip, thinking “I’ll always keep on learning.” However, it’s easy to lose this in the shuffle. The job gets busy, you have family and hobbies after work, and next thing you know it’s been five years since you put effort into learning a new skill.

It’s up to you to keep learning. Do it on company time, do it on your own time, or do whatever it takes to keep fresh. Part of the goal is to keep yourself ...

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