Do you deserve the job you have? (yes. yes you do.)
There comes a point in every developer's career when they're afraid of being caught out. Afraid their colleagues will discover that they're a fraud. Afraid that everyone will notice that they don't really know how to do their job - they've just been pretending this entire time. This phenomenon happens all the time, and it's name is "Impostor Syndrome".
So what is impostor syndrome? Should you pay attention to it? Should you be on the look out for it in others? It sounds bad - and it really can be! Find out how to recognise imposter syndrome (and how to deal with it!) in this week's authentic instalment of A Question of Code.
A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.
Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?