“Letters To a New Developer” is now a book! Here’s the cover:
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).
It was released Aug 16, 2020. You can order it here:
- Barnes and Noble
- Apress US website (where you can buy the PDF)
- Apress European website
Here’s the table of contents:
- Introduction (they wouldn’t let me call it Chapter 0, even though developers start there)
- Your first month
- The Business
What people are saying:
- “Y’all, I am loving this book. You should give this to every new developer you know” – Jerome Hardaway, Founder VetsWhoCode and Developer Advocate at Quicken.
- “This book is expensive unless you’re a new software developer, and then it’s a) not expensive because of all that software developer money you’re making and b) you can’t put a price on not being a total noob software developer.” – Jon Christiansen, President of Kelsus and Podcast Host at Mobycast
- “Dan did a great job putting together this resource for new developers!” – Ian Douglas, Senior Instructor at Turing School.