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

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Chapter 31. Looking for mentors: Finding your Yoda

In almost all great movies or stories where a hero goes through the “coming-of-age” experience, the hero has a mentor, someone who imparts to them the wisdom needed to proceed to their, someone who challenges the hero to grow.

Having a mentor can be a huge asset to your software development career, because a good mentor affords you the benefits of experience without actually having to go through the ordeals of obtaining it. You can learn a great deal from the failures and successes of a mentor who has already blazed the path for you. A good mentor might be able to help you learn a technology much quicker than you could on your own.

But like most things in life, finding a mentor isn’t easy. ...

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