A self taught developer with years of experience freelancing and contributing to open source projects. When he's not at work, you'll find him working on hobby projects, playing games, hanging with friends, or enjoying a good show/movie.
There are many moving parts involved in product delivery. Ideally, we never utilize developer shortcuts or compromises. And even when we knowingly take shortcuts, the intention is always to come back and clean this up eventually.
The reasons for falling behind on continuing education for software engineers are legitimate: you’ve got a lot of work to do in your current code base as it is! But here are some ways to make it easier to stay sharp.