As in most professions, we developers can have the tendency to be too hard on ourselves, and sometimes the cry for coding help indeed may be borne out of feelings of self-doubt and frustration. But if we don’t ask or seek out information, we don’t improve or grow in our careers.

An inquisitive, open-minded engineer who is passionate about code will often have questions to ponder. And managers, mentors, senior-level colleagues—responders on Stack Overflow—should always make sure they feel able to ask them, confidently.

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