Tesla and Ford
There’s an anecdote that frequently makes its rounds on the internet:
Nikola Tesla visited Henry Ford at his factory, which was having some kind of difficulty. Ford asked Tesla if he could help identify the problem area.
Tesla walked up to a wall of boilerplate and made a small X in chalk on one of the plates. Ford was thrilled, and told him to send an invoice. The bill arrived, for $10,000. Ford asked for a breakdown.
Tesla sent another invoice, indicating a $1 charge for marking the wall with an X, and $9,999 for knowing where to put it.
The story is almost certainly made up, but the lesson is spot on.
The difference between a junior developer and a senior one is not that the senior dev has memorized more approaches, but that she can solve problems better and knows which approaches to use for any given challenge.
Learning how to solve problems better
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