On a given day as a developer, relatively quite new to my company, I encounter a lot of small details that I have to figure out or ask someone about. Ideally, I’d remember these and do the correct thing the next time or apply the knowledge next time it comes up. However, I have a horrible time keeping things in my head and often find myself looking at a situation, knowing I’ve encountered it before, but not remembering how to handle it.
I tried writing notes by hand about such things, but I ended up with a hodgepodge of disorganized notes. I have tried using notepad or word docs to organize them better, but this doesn’t work either because they are still very difficult to organize and I still don’t know where certain info would be.
Example: I need to use classes instead of the style tag for styling elements on the front end. I add this to my notes on “frontend development.” Now I have approximately 100 bullet points under there and remembering what to ctrl + f for next time I encounter this situation is almost impossible. I don’t want to make the same mistake again, but sorting through this random list of info is a huge hassle.