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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 1. Why this book is unlike any book you’ve ever read

Most software development books are about...software development—this one isn’t. There are plenty of books out there about writing good code and using various technologies, but I’ve been hard-pressed to find a book that told me how to be a good software developer.

When I say “good software developer,” I’m not talking about being good at writing code, solving problems, or hacking out unit tests. Instead, I’m talking about being a good software developer in terms of managing your career, reaching your goals, and enjoying your life. Sure, all those other skills are important, but I’m going to assume that you can go elsewhere to figure out how to implement a good sorting algorithm in ...

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