Your experience, connections, and accomplishments, determining what types of positions you are able to target.

The Software Developer’s Learning Plan

Warning! Some thought provoking lies ahead. You see, I get feedback from software developers all the time. I hear things like, I want to learn the Go language. Then I ask the question, why Go? What is your outcome? The response is a disappointing "because Go is cool. I will continue working as a .NET

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Accelerated Learning|Tags: , |

Professionalism for Software Developers

Goals of this article: Learn the role of your professional standards in your career Discover the role of lexical knowledge in becoming a professional Let go of fears of making time-estimations and learn how to estimate your tasks more accurately Learn how a professional negotiates When amateurs appear to have lost motivation, professionals still reliably

By | August 7th, 2018|Categories: Professionalism|Tags: , , , |

How Not Giving a Fuck about Your Feelings can Lead to a Fulfilling Career as a Developer

Having gone through a lot of hurdles, I can now clearly see how much time I wasted with pursuing things that felt good, but were definitely not good for me. I can see this trend in the lives of many people I have worked with or studied with. You see, people who want to improve

By | January 6th, 2018|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Asking for a Raise – And Getting It – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the software developer's guide on asking for a raise. If you have not read Part 1, I encourage you to read it here. In the first part, we laid down the foundations for the proper mindset that helps you reach your financial goals. In this article, we will investigate the

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Asking for a Raise – And Getting It – Part 1

Most software developers reach a point in their career, where their job is not more fulfilling. When our careers reach a plateau, we realize, it seems, there is no way to grow. Some people accept their fate, and pursue goals in other areas in their lives. As soon as they stop focusing on their career,

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Find the Workplace of Your Dreams

Summary: Everyone questions their own decisions at some point. Learn what it is like to question your progress through an example. Realize you have more options than you think Find credible sources on researching your options Decode the reasons behind the questions in Joel's test Draw the ultimate conclusion on how to define your dream

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning|Tags: , , , |

Design your Career – Become So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Summary: Learn the role of passion in your career Find out how you can become a real craftsman Compare and contrast the passion mindset and the craftsman mindset Know when it is important to turn down promotions Find out when your managers block your progress in your career Learn the path leading towards discovering your

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Career Planning, Professionalism|Tags: , , |