Soft Skills Book Series

Soft Skills Book Series – My Job Went To India Update

I’m happy to announce that the “My Job Went To India…” book I talked about in an earlier post is being re-released.  This time the title has been changed to The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development.  I’m quite happy to see the re-release and name change.  I think the earlier name cast this book in a way that might have limited its audience.  This is quite unfortunate when you consider how valuable this book is for every developer to read.  I’ve got the earlier version but I’m definitely going to pick this one up as...

Soft Skills Book Series – My Job Went To India (And All I Got Was This Lousy Book)

Or as I like to call it… “The day of the Coder is over..”. While the title of this book implies that the target audience is people who feel their job is in danger from outsourcing I think it has a much wider audience.  In fact I would suggest that almost everyone who writes software for a living can find value in this book.  I am a strong believer that the day of the Coder who sits in the corner writing code without ever interacting with others is quickly fading away.  In today’s market it’s important that we all understand...

Soft Skills Book Series – Getting Things Done

Or as I like to call it.. “The reason I got organized enough to actually do this series”. I’m going to do something a little odd here.  I am going to discuss a book I haven’t finished yet.  But the reason I’m going to do so is that even though I am only half way through this book with a bit of help from Patrick Rhone I was able to take the basic ideas and do an initial implementation of them using Backpack.  As I continue to read I find ways to improve that implementation but for the most part...

Soft Skills Book Series

As a believer in the principles of the ALT.NET movement I believe in continuous analysis of myself and how I am doing my job.  Over time this and discussions with other have lead me to believe that as time progresses one of the most fundamental abilities a Software Developer needs to have is the ability to deal with people.  This concept called “Soft Skills” has become critical to us in our daily work.  Now the problem for me is that like a lot of developers out there I wouldn’t exactly call myself a fountain of soft skill information.  With that...