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Book Launch 🚀
After a four year journey, the book I wrote to help junior and mid-level programmers earn their first promotion was published today 🎉. The book is titled Junior to Senior: Career Advice for the Ambitious Programmer and is now available on Holloway’s website.
I truly believe that soft-skills are what makes the difference between a good programmer and a great one. I also believe that anyone can learn the soft-skills needed to accelerate their programming career.
I wish I’d had better resources to learn these things in the early years of my career and I’m hoping this book will become a useful resource for the next generation of programmers to build successful careers.
What this book covers:
Choosing a career path: generalist vs. specialist
What makes you a senior engineer?
How to deal with feeling like an impostor
How to build trust and work with your manager
How to recover when you make a mistake, and what to do during incidents
How to ask better questions
How to read and understand unfamiliar code
How to add value to your team and company
How to identify and manage risk
How to deliver better results
How to communicate more effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
The importance of a healthy work-life balance
How to ask for a promotion, and how to prepare for it
I wrote this book because these soft-skills are rarely taught in coding bootcamps or computer science degrees, yet they are critical to every programmer’s career trajectory. Almost every programmer I know, including me, had to learn and develop these soft-skills on the job. It took hard work and a lot of trial and error to learn how to communicate my ideas effectively, navigate office politics, manage risk, and so many other things that programmers encounter in their jobs today.
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And here’s the full table of contents: