“Letters To a New Developer” is now a book!
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).
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.
- “… It’s like a modern-day version of Pragmatic Programmer in spirit but gentler; lighter in tone and content, with no code examples. Great book to give to the aspiring or new developer in your life, or read for yourself if you feel anxious about the transition.” – Andreaa on Goodreads
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