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What I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Development Career
Dan Moore: Letters to a New Developer

Learn ​what you need to succeed as a developer beyond the code. The lessons in this book will supercharge your career by sharing lessons and mistakes from real developers.

Wouldn’t it be nice to learn from others’ career mistakes? “Soft” skills are crucial to success, but are haphazardly picked up on the job or, worse, never learned. Understanding these competencies and how to improve them will make you a more effective team member and a more attractive hire.

This book will teach you the key skills you need, including how to ask questions, how and when to use common tools, and how to interact with other team members. Each will be presented in context and from multiple perspectives so you’ll be able to integrate them and apply them to your own career quickly.

What You'll Learn:
– Know when the best code is no code
– Understand what to do in the first month of your job
– See the surprising number of developers who can’t program
– Avoid… (tovább)

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Apress, New York, 2020
216 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9781484260739
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Apress, New York, 2020
216 oldal · ISBN: 9781484260746

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I once worked on a project creating a Yahoo clone. The lead developer fell ill and the team needed someone to step up. I said “yes, I can help.” I jumped in and led the project to success. I ended up working 96 hours one week. The site launched. My company expressed their gratitude with a gift: a t-shirt and six-pack of beer.

I have learned since then how to say no.

98. oldal, 5. fejezet - Practices (Apress, 2020)

Dan Moore: Letters to a New Developer What I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Development Career

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Gene Logsdon, a farmer who passed away in 2016, was a wise man. In a blog post, he discusses why wood is more valuable than gold:

„You can’t eat gold like you can the bounty of trees in fruits, nuts, maple syrup, and various edible mushrooms and herbal treasures of the woodland. You can’t warm yourself with gold. You can’t bask in the shade of gold. You can’t make fence posts out of gold. A gold house would be mighty expensive. You can’t make a windbreak out of gold. You can’t make furniture, violins, guitars, wall paneling, picture frames, gun stocks, tomato stakes, flooring, barns, chicken coops, and hog houses out of gold. You can’t mulch a garden with gold leaf. Gold does not take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen to preserve an environment we can live in. Gold does not provide habitat for millions of wild animals and zillions of insects necessary for a sustainable environment. And in fact, you can make methane out of wood much more efficiently than ethanol out of corn. All gold can do is go up and down in price and invariably it turns out to be a poor investment, as many panic buyers learn the hard way.”

In short, it’s better to have a skill that can be used multiple ways, like the woodlot, than one which can only be used for one purpose, like gold. Knowing how to learn is a software developer’s woodlot. Knowing one particular technology is like owning a bar of gold.

7. fejezet - Learning - What is your woodlot?

Dan Moore: Letters to a New Developer What I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Development Career


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