I’ve always embraced a holistic view of life and skills. Skills learned from doing Task A don’t only apply to Task A. A truly wise person can learn to use those skills in other parts of their life.
For example, I’ve known many people that study martial arts. I don’t, I’m a giant klutz and would only serve to maim myself and everyone around me. That being said, those people that have varying degrees of belts often use the self-discipline from martial arts in other parts of their lives, be it their career or home life.
I don’t do martial arts. I do improv.
I’d like to say we hardly knew ye, but I knew ye way too well. In fact, I just realized that my web development carrier started just as IE rolled out (in 1995) and is going strong even after it was put to bed.
Certainly, this isn’t the end of it, seeing as it takes people forever to upgrade and it’s only available on Windows 10. But it’s the beginning of the end.
So long you crazy, backwards piece of software. You weren’t the best, but you did keep us web developers on our toes. I salute you, worthy adversary!
Having just run the interview gauntlet (again) myself, I thought it might be useful to share some of my tips and tricks for getting through technical interviews. While your mileage may vary, I’ve found these tips to be pretty standard across all industries that employ Web Developers.