As engineers we spend a lot of our time debugging problems,
yet it's rarely taught as a skill in its own right.
Some bugs are difficult enough
that they can seem borderline impossible to solve,
especially for devs toward the junior end of the spectrum.
There's no worse feeling than being stuck
on a hard problem,
not knowing how to proceed.
the right thing to do if you're stuck like that
is ask for help;
from your team,
from other engineers in your org or social circle,
from random strangers on the internet.
As a random stranger on the internet then,
this post is my attempt to help get you unstuck
if you find yourself in that situation.