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  • The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide

  • How to Learn Programming Languages Quickly, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land Your Software Developer Dream Job
  • By: John Sonmez
  • Narrated by: John Sonmez
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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By: John Sonmez
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Publisher's Summary

Technical knowledge alone isn't enough - increase your software development income by leveling up your soft skills

Early in his software developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn't enough to break through to the next income level - developers need "soft skills" like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair hourly rate, and unite teammates and coworkers in working toward a common goal.

What you will learn in this book:

  • How to systematically find and fill the gaps in your technical knowledge so you can face any new challenge with confidence
  • Should you take contract work - or hold out for a salaried position? Which will earn you more, what the tradeoffs are, and how your personality should sway your choice
  • Should you learn JavaScript, C#, Python, C++? How to decide which programming language you should master first
  • Ever notice how every job ever posted requires "3-5 years of experience," which you don't have? Simple solution for this frustrating chicken-and-egg problem that allows you to build legitimate job experience while you learn to code
  • Is earning a computer science degree a necessity - or a total waste of time? How to get a college degree with maximum credibility and minimum debt
  • Coding boot camps - some are great, some are complete scams. How to tell the difference so you don't find yourself cheated out of $10,000
  • Interviewer tells you, "Dress code is casual around here - the development team wears flipflops." What should you wear?
  • How do you deal with a boss who's a micromanager. Plus how helping your manager with his goals can make you the MVP of your team
  • The technical skills that every professional developer must have - but no one teaches you (most developers are missing some critical pieces, they don't teach this stuff in college, you're expected to just "know" this) 
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John is like tour guide - Awesome

John is like a tour guide for software developers
If u take the tour without him u often get lost or spend to much time on things u shouldnt. if u only get one thing for this book it will be the years of ur life bak trying to figure out where and what to do next.

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Awsome

Awsome book l. I highly encourage every programmer beginner or expert to read it. It has a lot of good tips to start and advance your career.

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Fantastic book

This is a great book regardless of where you are at in your career - there’s something for everyone whether it applies to your own career, or just some great advice you can pass on to others.
Thanks John!

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Excellent

A book with content that answers the questions you've asked and never got answered . . and those you didn't know you should be asking.

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Easy listen and Comprehensive

John Sonmez is a great narrator, easy to listen and although this is a long audiobook (a positive them given the topic) his voice never feels “droning”.

A large range of topics are covered and he is extremely comprehensive when covering each and every detail required for a job in IT industry.

When listen to audiobooks (especially on the topic of IT) I often find it necessary to also purchase the book for the visuals or even small benefits like bookmarking or referencing for later. However, while this book would make a great contribution to one’s bookcase, I didn’t feel the need this time due to how well it was written and how well it was translated into the audiobook format.

I have been a software engineer for 10+ years but we’re still able to pick up quite a number of hints/tips and so would recommend this to a beginner up to an old hand.

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he actually knows what he's talking about

the author's tips are very realistic in building a career in software engineering. I recommend it.

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Best Programming Audio book I've ever read!

I wish I listened to this book many years ago, but so glad I finally discovered it. Very engaging, entertaining and jammed pack with essential knowledge every developer should know and the first programming book with pragmatic advice on how to deal with IT related office politics!

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Awesome book for people wanting to be a developper

The author is true, speaks from the heart to give us the best advices he knows to succeed in software development.

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Come on

Sounds good so far but 15min in and bro is already trying to sell me some ebook for $99 (and then drops to $50 when you say no)

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