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

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Chapter 15. Working remotely survival strategies

Today more and more software development teams are allowing their developers to work remotely from their own homes. Some teams are even completely virtual and don’t actually have an office. If you decide to become an independent consultant or entrepreneur, you’ll likely find yourself in the situation of working alone at home.

Although working remotely may seem like a fantasy come true, the reality of working in your PJs might not be quite as appealing as you had imagined. There are many struggles and challenges that the at-home worker must face. In this chapter, you’ll get a better idea of what it’s like to work from home and how to deal with problems like isolation, loneliness, and self-motivation. ...

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