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Hey guys!

I’m a junior developer, and I have been facing difficulties lately at work, missions got a bit harder, I became to feel week and not skilled enough.

So I would like to know if you have like a roadmap to becoming a better Java developer, I thought about competitive programming but I don’t know if it could helps ?

If you have any ideas, I’m all ears

Thank you
 
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What kind of programming skills do you feel you are missing to be able to do your job effectively? How long have you been programming? Is anybody supervising you at work?
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

Stephan van Hulst wrote:. . . Is anybody supervising you . . . ?

Agree with Stephan there. If you have any worries, ask a senior colleague, preferably your team leader, for help and advice. You should have annual appraisals; ask to have a sort of informal appraisal soon.
If you can't get that sort of help, that is a good reason to seek another job.
 
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I have been coding full time since last September, but I’m not new to this, I started coding in the company about three years ago as an interne, I’m not getting any complaints (for now) it’s just that lately I started doing more difficult tasks and I feel like I’m slow, I do get advices from seniors, but I always feel like my code is not clean enough or is not correctly implemented and I want to move on to a next level, and I was wondering what could I do to achieve that.
 
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Be pro‑active at work, just as you are here.
Tell people the work must be getting more advanced because you are finding the programming harder. Ask people what they think you ought to learn next. Bring it up yourself, and that will make you look keen to advance, as you obviously are.
Remember it takes something like ten years' practice to get to any level of real expertise.
 
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