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Pairing with junior developers

Junior developers bring in a fresh perspective. The junior devs in our community come from a huge diversity of backgrounds, which gives you the opportunity to add someone to your team with a different perspective from everyone else. These new perspectives will increase chaos in the short term, but in the longer term will push you towards better solutions.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.