An Emotional Guide To Being A World Class Software Engineer
About the Book
Quotes from readers -
... I am going through psychotherapy right now, I also think about issues with work, learning process, etc... this book will help a lot of people out there who struggle a little bit from various factors.
The book has made an impression on me as I could relate to a lot of the stuff you wrote about developers and the disconnect between work and personal life, I have had a number of episode where I experienced impostor syndrome and almost changed my career path, I'm glad I didn't and thanks to you and other writers who debunk the myth that developers are not people.
I was very surprised by the initial overview. Not the content I was expecting. Intriguing.
A guide to increasing your skill set as a software engineer to the next level by debugging yourself and your emotions.
Contrary to what us nerds like to claim - nerds and geeks are extremely emotional creatures. We just reserve them for code and computers and robots. Everything else is deemed inessential. And it works against us in the long run.
We have to deal with the messiness of the real world and all the emotions that come with it. This book is about how to leverage emotions and mindfulness to become a better software engineer.
I forgo all the usual technical advice/training but focus on the principles and characteristics that a good software engineer follows that are not exactly hard or soft skills - but a blend of both. It's more about who you are as a person rather than your hardcore technical skills.
Just like programming, its an adventure to delve into your own mind. You can debug yourself - this book shows you how.
PS - I am always looking for feedback. Did you love something or hate something? Perhaps found the whole thing meh?
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A Few Points
- Request for Feedback
- Grammatical mistakes
- Thank You Readers
self.debug - Introduction
- Debugging Yourself
- Why you should NOT read this
- Reading once is as good as not reading at all
- Reading Order
- Who is this aimed at?
- About me
Feel the pain
- Taking emotional investment to the next level - Skin in the game
Internalise Internalise Internalise
- Choosing what to internalise
- Applying it to your work
- Cutting both ways
- Technical - Importance of Structuring Code
Discovering your inner being
- Tactics for self discovery/debug mode
- Self reflection rhythms
- Hacking Skillz - Jack of more than 1 trade
- Technical - Why you should not have Managers in your class name
Mind your Language!
- Labels are limiting
- Perception vs Beliefs
- The Language You Speak In
- Brain matter
- Technical - Write to read
- Don’t be Alice
Frameworks - but not the kind you usually think about
- Mental models for building software
- Debugging General Mental Models
Resting in peace
- Small Breaks
- Long Breaks
Clarity of thought
- Applied to software engineering
- Example of muddled to clear thought
- Embrace the muddled thoughts
- Identity and Labels
- You don’t know what you don’t know
- A life outside the terminal
- A case for not learning
- Read till your brain bleeds
- Being Clever vs Kind - On Mentoring New Developers
The PSHE scale applied to engineering
- Path of the PSHE curve
- Multiple PSHE curves
- Ethics in Software
- Recommended Reading
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