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I am not feeling confident when it comes to coding a new library, or service API. I copy paste from other coding snippets in the repo.

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Mid-Level Software Engineer [62] at Microsoft2 years ago

I am not confident whenever I try to code a new library or a service. I simply copy-paste, look at other samples in the coding repo, and complete my tasks. How can I be better at coding, without copy-pasting? How can I gain confidence in this?



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    2 years ago

    First, I want to call out that it's not inherently bad to copy/paste, but it sounds like you're using that as a crutch to avoid a deeper understanding of how things work. I have a few suggestions:

    1. Intentionally break things and understand how they break. Instead of calling the API in this order, can you do it in a different order? Can you explain the result of that change?

    2. Land a low-effort code change quickly. Fix a spelling error, modify a comment, or add a unit test. Doing this is a confidence boost, and this gives you some direction around how to explore + test the codebase.

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