I believe that you can learn from everyone even if they’re a fictional character. If you have no idea who Naruto is then you’re definitely in for a treat.
This is another post in a series that I’m writing on what software developer can learn for the lives of others. I’ll cover a mix of both fictional and real life mentors. I wanted to do this more after seeing the reaction from another post on Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Today we’ll cover the character Naruto Uzumaki.
We all start small.
I found this short list by Justin Jackson on what starting small looks like.
I’ve had trouble starting small in the past. I’m the type of person who wants to start at level three not level one. This post reminded me of something.
Just because you’re in the game doesn’t mean you’re playing the right one.
I recently watched an episode of FunFunFunction by MPJ. He was talking about why settings are evil.
There was one concept from the video that I found interesting. The idea is that software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain
While listening to The Tim Ferriss Show, I heard a question that could be helpful for developers. The episode was about, Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life.
Question number eleven was the one that seemed beneficial for teams making software.
First off, it’s hard to get non-technical jobs at a tech startups. I’m just basing that off of my experience trying to get testing jobs at tech companies.
Software testing is technical but you don’t see job openings for it until the company has at least 20 people. It can be pretty challenging.
It feels like in the early days of a tech startup, most of the open position are technology focused. You’ll see positions for programmers, engineers, data scientists, developer operations, things like that.
There just aren’t a lot of non-technical jobs available. So through basic supply and demand you can see why the jobs are always difficult to get into.