As the title states. I’ve been a software developer for a year now and work for a tiny company, where the salary isn’t amazing. I got paid more at Apple Genius Bar, but it wasn’t as challenging.

I still feel like I’m stupid, I’ll rely on the owner lead engineer for help on the more complex problems and because we have a great set of conventions I’ll frequently be going back to old projects to extract the logic from their. Whether that be reading from Excel spreadsheets or the controller flow, as we use GraphQL api for most calls.

Does it just click at some point?

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    Thanks.

    I think you’re right in that there are no rules, and although this is something that I don’t cope well with, I like set paths and to know how to approach things rather than yeah just do you.

    I guess it’s hard when one minute you feel like a god and the next you feel like an imposter.

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      I guess it’s hard when one minute you feel like a god and the next you feel like an imposter.

      Honestly, that is normal. Even for those of us in other IT industries. If you have been there a year then they trust the work you are doing is correct or they would have had improvement plans.

      What you can do is go to your tech lead and ask if he can point you at resources to improve your skills.

      As for the pay, remember to job hop every couple years to bump it up to keep ahead of inflation.

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      I’ve been a programmer for decades and I still sometimes look at code I wrote 6 months ago like what the fuck was I thinking. Code is as much art as science.