Introduction: Beyond your Coding Career
There is a lot of churn
Something that goes unspoken in our industry is that there is a lot of churn. This is why you see so few extremely senior engineers who still primarily code for a living. It’s not just that they are rare, but they are also the only ones that are left.
Recognize symptoms of burnout
Sometimes, churn can be bad, like the many, many cases of burnout in our industry. Please pace yourself. If you intend this career to be a sustainable one, you shouldn’t be running a marathon at a sprint pace. Recognize symptoms of burnout: