Chris Castiglione Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

Developer Confessions: I look up code on the internet all the time.

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A few years ago, David Heinemeier Hansson (Ruby on Rails creator) made a confession on Twitter: “I look up code on the internet all the time.”

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David’s confession went viral. Within a few hours, dozens of developers began to make similar confessions — all challenging the conventional perception of what it means to be a “real developer.”

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What the trend “Developer Confessions” has taught us is that developers don’t know EVERYTHING. (Phew, what a relief!) 

My hope with sharing this story, is that it helps you breathe easier. If you keep learning — step by step, a little everyday — you too can rise to the ranks of being an amazing developer one day! And by the way, I couldn’t agree more with @DHH — I use Google 70% of the time when I’m coding! 

In this latest episode of the Learn to Code Podcast I break down the 6 Reasons Why You’ll Never Learn to Code, and make my own developer confession. (Geez, I have so so so many developer confessions — hope you’re ready). 

Listen to Ep. 26 of the Learn to Code Podcast:

Learn to Code in One Month is a podcast for beginners who want to learn to code, but don’t know where to start. Each week Chris Castiglione interviews people who taught themselves how to code, and landed awesome jobs as a result!​

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Read the original 6 Reasons You’ll Never Learn to Code blog post. 

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Chris Castiglione Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

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