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Tech Career Advice - SimpleProgrammer.com

Postby WakingUp » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:35 pm

I know we have more than a few engineers, IT professionals, and similar types amongst our membership.

In case you haven't heard of him already, I wanted to mention John Sonmez's blog and YouTube channel for his incredibly useful and pragmatic advice.

I know how challenging it can be to build a tech career particularly in the early stages - his advice addresses all the sore spots and tough issues that are really hard to find answers for.

Blog:
http://simpleprogrammer.com/

YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jsonmez/videos

Soft Skills Book (not an affiliate link):
http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Skills-softw ... ref=sr_1_1

You can also access his book if you have a Safari membership (safaribooksonline.com).
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Re: Tech Career Advice - SimpleProgrammer.com

Postby Lance » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:08 am

That looks like an interesting book. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Tech Career Advice - SimpleProgrammer.com

Postby Calloway » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:58 am

I just glanced through a few topics on the blog and many of those articles look very interesting, even outside of programming.

Thanks for the links!
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Re: Tech Career Advice - SimpleProgrammer.com

Postby Dudeist Priest » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:55 pm

For those just starting out, I'd recommend The Pragmatic Programmer, which is about the behavioral stuff that goes into coding, and R.C. Martin's Clean Code -- there are million different ways to code things, so it is good to have an intuition of what absolutely sucks and what kinda sucks. (There's really no such thing as good in software.) Get a good book on Restful Web Apis -- a lot of grads don't get the difference between the client and server, which is fundamental shit. Also, don't underestimate the importance of going to meetups, checking out blogs, and the biggie -- developing your own side projects and deploying them. (If you're not deploying stuff on your own, you've only done 10% of the work.)

The two most required personal characteristics? Patience, and persistence. Easily.
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Re: Tech Career Advice - SimpleProgrammer.com

Postby Lance » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:02 pm

WakingUp wrote:I know we have more than a few engineers, IT professionals, and similar types amongst our membership.

In case you haven't heard of him already, I wanted to mention John Sonmez's blog and YouTube channel for his incredibly useful and pragmatic advice.

I know how challenging it can be to build a tech career particularly in the early stages - his advice addresses all the sore spots and tough issues that are really hard to find answers for.

Blog:
http://simpleprogrammer.com/

YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jsonmez/videos

Soft Skills Book (not an affiliate link):
http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Skills-softw ... ref=sr_1_1

You can also access his book if you have a Safari membership (safaribooksonline.com).


So I bought this book, great book! Thanks for suggesting it
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