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

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Chapter 27. Learning how to learn: How to teach yourself

There’s nothing wrong with going to school and getting a good education, but if your education stops with graduation, you’re going to be at a distinct disadvantage in life. In fact, if you constantly rely on someone else to teach you and never learn the skills to teach yourself, you’ll be greatly limiting your opportunities to advance your skills and knowledge.

One of the most important skills a software developer can learn is the skill of self-teaching. Self-education is a vital skill in a world where new technologies are introduced every single day, and a typical web developer is expected to know at least three programming languages to even be eligible for a junior-level position. ...

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