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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Are you doing all you can to further your career as a software developer? With
today's rapidly changing and ever-expanding technologies, being successful
requires more than technical expertise. To grow professionally, you also need
soft skills and effective learning techniques. Honing those skills is what this
book is all about. Authors Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye have cataloged
dozens of behavior patterns to help you perfect essential aspects of your craft.
Compiled from years of research, many interviews, and feedback from
O'Reilly's online forum, these patterns address difficult situations that
programmers, administrators, and DBAs face every day. And it's not just about
financial success. Apprenticeship Patterns also approaches software development
as a means to personal fulfillment. Discover how this book can help you make
the best of both your life and your career.
Solutions to some common obstacles that this book explores in-depth include:
Burned out at work? "Nurture Your Passion" by finding a pet project to
rediscover the joy of problem solving. Feeling overwhelmed by new information?
Re-explore familiar territory by building something you've built before, then
use "Retreat into Competence" to move forward again. Stuck in your learning?
Seek a team of experienced and talented developers with whom you can "Be the
Worst" for a while.
"Brilliant stuff! Reading this book was like being in a time machine that
pulled me back to those key learning moments in my career as a professional
software developer and, instead of having to learn best practices the hard way,
I had a guru sitting on my shoulder guiding me every step towards master
craftsmanship. I'll certainly be recommending this book to clients. I wish I
had this book 14 years ago!" -Russ Miles, CEO, OpenCredo