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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 33Find Your Place
Black Belt[​​Black Belt] This topic looks far into the future. Don’t worry about it yet—but don’t ignore it forever, either.

At this point, you’re getting your footing in the industry. Figure on five to ten years of building experience and credibility. What lies past that for a programmer? I mean, aside from obscene wealth, a big house, and a fast car?

Programming to…Programming

First of all, there’s programming. For some, that’s what you’re put on Earth to do, and you can make a good living doing it, so why stop? Many companies have acknowledged the value of very skilled programmers, and your pay can keep climbing—you don’t need to go ...

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