The easiest way to become a software developer
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The easiest way to become a software developer

How to get your first programming job, even if you are a self-taught coder

About the Book

From the best-selling author of "The battle hardened developer" comes a book that will teach you how to get your first job as a software developer, even if you are completely self-taught and don't have any formal IT-related qualifications. However, this book will be useful to computer science graduates too, as there are many important aspects of the IT industry that they don't teach in school.

This book pulls no punches. It tells the truth about the software development industry, even when it's sometimes uncomfortable. At the same time, it's not a technical book and it uses as little technical jargon as possible.

In this book, you will learn the following:

  • How to find out if the software development career is suitable for you
  • Why software developers are paid well and why it's unlikely to change in the future
  • What you need to study to become a software developer and what things you can ignore
  • How to choose your first programming language to study
  • How to deal with recruiters and what to watch out for
  • How to get your first software development job without formal IT qualifications
  • and much more

By the end of this book, you will be equipped with sufficient knowledge to enter the industry, if you still decide to do so.

About the Author

Fiodar Sazanavets
Fiodar Sazanavets

Fiodar Sazanavets is an experienced lead software engineer whose main areas of expertise are C# and .NET. Fiodar is familiar with industry-wide best practices, such as SOLID principles, software design patterns, automation testing principles (BDD and TDD), and microservices architecture.

Fiodar has built his software engineering experience while working in a variety of industries, including water engineering, financial, retail, railway, and defense. He has played a leading role in various projects and, as well as writing software, he gained substantial experience in architecture and design.

Fiodar is an author of a number of technical books and online courses. He regularly writes about software development on his personal website, He is also available to book for personal mentoring sessions via

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