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

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Chapter 28. My 10-step process

Over the years, I’ve been under immense pressure to learn new technologies, programming languages, frameworks, and other competencies very quickly. Often, this pressure has been my own fault, due to me jumping into things and getting in way over my head, but regardless of the source, it has forced me to develop a repeatable system for self-learning.

In the next few chapters I’m going to take you through a 10-step system I developed to learn anything quickly. Let’s start off by talking about what exactly this system is and how it works.

The idea behind the system

Early in my career, I learned primarily by finding a book on the subject I wanted to learn about and reading through it cover to cover. Only when I ...

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