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As one of the senior developers where I work, I am tasked with mentoring the junior members of the team. This is a part of my role I really enjoy, as I get to pass down my hard won knowledge and experience to the next generation of software developers. What I have found over the years is that they all seem to lack one vital ingredient. How to debug / diagnose a problem. I have seen many of them struggle to use the debugger, set breakpoints, step through code, use the F12 browser tools etc. Even those with First Class honours degrees have struggled with this.

I remember when doing my own degree (many years ago) we were taught these basic skills (using a Borland C++ IDE). Is this vital skill no longer being taught to new graduates? I feel this is a vital skill in any software developer's tool chest.
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