Geek and software developer who started writing in Basic (on Atari, Commodore and Amiga 500) in the 80's. I teach via this blog and videocasts. I have a lot of computers and even more monitors. Contact me at sebastian at brukalo dot com
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could be best described as an ‘everyday developer manual’ or, better yet, a ‘how to succeed as a developer’ book. John Sonmez is a teacher, speaker, and the author of “ Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual,” in which he talks about “soft skills” – a developer’s career, productivity, fitness, investing, as well as marketing oneself. John, as he puts it on his blog, is passionate about “taking the complex and making it simple.”
John compares a developer who writes code to a blacksmith setting up shop in a medieval town. He urges developers to think of their employer as a customer; this promotes an attitude of working for oneself in order to attain a better result, and not simply acting as a drone in a 9-5 job.
Simply put, the topics presented in this book are worth their weight in gold.
John is very successful at what he does; he regularly blogs at simpleprogrammer.com where he gets over 3,000 views a day, and offers to help other developers create blogs. When I saw a free email course on “How to boost your career,” I immediately signed up. After all, it is free. All you have to do is provide John with your email address. In return, you will receive bi-weekly emails on how to get started with hosting and installing your own wordpress blog. There are also lessons followed by ‘homework.’ Yes, you need to do some work. After all, John won’t be writing your blog posts for you but he’ll be there twice a week to remind you how much you’ve been slacking off! Ok, perhaps he won’t call you a slacker but he’ll insist that you work hard and will offer his priceless guidance to help you create your own successful blog.
I highly recommend that you, at the minumum, give some thought to it and check out his free course at http://devcareerboost.com/blog-course/
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