The book

“Letters To a New Developer” is now a book! Here’s the cover:

The Cover of Letters to a New Developer

It’s based on this blog, with ideas, text and guest posts drawn from it. The format is similar: letters covering a variety of topics. However, all the content has been thoroughly reviewed, organized and rewritten. You’ll also see new letters covering topics such as why to build a personal board of advisors and discovering your wood lot (trust me, it makes sense when you read it).

The current launch date is Aug 16, 2020. You can pre-order it here:

Here’s the provisional table of contents:

  1. Introduction (they wouldn’t let me call it Chapter 0, even though developers start there)
  2. Your first month
  3. Questions
  4. Writing
  5. Tools
  6. Practices
  7. The Business
  8. Learning
  9. Mistakes
  10. Career
  11. Community

If you’d rather be reminded when it is launches, please contact me and let me know. You’ll also get a PDF of a sample letter and a discount code.