When I started my first developer job last August, I made a promise to myself. Landing the job was the culmination of several years of hard work: learning Japanese, learning how to program, preparing for the FE Exam, and learning how to job-hunt the Japanese way. In my new job I was working in a new environment, in a new industry, and in a second language. I knew it was going to take time to adjust. However, I also knew that once I had got over that initial hurdle it would be all too easy to just coast—to learn just enough to do the job, but nothing more.
My promise was this: after I had settled in to my job, I would continue to learn.[Read More]