Monday, October 1, 2018

Non-technical skills software developers should have

Developers shouldn't only be about development. Read to understand why.

Being a software developer is challenging. But rewarding at the same time and we should be grateful for that. But how do we conciliate all the challenges we face?

For example, it's probable that you feel pressured with deadlines, education, your own professional development, keeping up with many new technologies. Not to mention social skills. Since most of us we spend most of the time in front of a computer, are we socializing enough with our co-workers, friends and family?

Have ever questioned yourself about:
  • your career
  • your finances
  • your personal life
  • your health
  • your mind, conscience and professional resilience

A Recommendation

If you like me, have questions about all of that, I'd like to recommend the book Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual where John Z. Sonmez, author of the blog simpleprogrammer.com, guides us on this excellent book throughout these topics.

What’s Inside

  • Boost your career by building a personal brand
  • John’s secret ten-step process for learning quickly
  • Fitness advice to turn your geekiness to your advantage
  • Unique strategies for investment and early retirement

Summary

Here's the book summary:
Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual is a unique guide, offering techniques and practices for a more satisfying life as a professional software developer. In it, developer and life coach John Somnez addresses a wide range of important “soft” topics, from career and productivity, to personal finance and investing, and even fitness and relationships, all from a developer-centric viewpoint.

Conclusion

Be sure that this book has insights for everyone. Personally, as an eager to learn person, I really loved his 10-step to learn process. I don't want spoil but it's an interesting technique to learn quickly and start producing faster than ever.

Hope you enjoy the book as I did!

See Also

Book Suggestion: Skill Up: A Software Developer's Guide to Life and Career
Hello, Startup - A book for developers building their startups

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