As a developer, you’re a deep well of unique, specialized knowledge you’ve acquired from your formal education, all the learning opportunities you’ve taken advantage of, and a career full of analytical problem solving (and not a small amount of trial and error). Why not tap into the unique, specialized knowledge of your peers? Collaboration is a great way to learn from other software developers and diversify the ways you accomplish tasks.
Pair programming is an excellent way to improve software development skills, but it’s not always practical. Luckily, there are dozens of collaboration tools available, from Slack to Stack Overflow. Many of these products let you get solicit feedback while you’re in the middle of a project or tackling a particularly tough problem.