This book contains 11 simple practices a software engineer can apply to be a more effective contributor and more productive team member.
You’ll first understand why you should focus your work around delivering results, before learning a simple process for fixing bugs and implementing features. After that, you’ll learn how to wrangle technical debt, make technical arguments, and write effective emails and documentation.
You’ll also learn key skills needed to be a true technical leader, such as bootstrapping a greenfield application, day-to-day time management, interviewing, and team leadership.
Also included are three additional essays, “Engineer as Product Manager”, “Production is All That Matters”, and “Responsible Refactoring”.
By the end of this book, you’ll have everything you need to be an effective, trusted, senior member of your development team.
This book is programming language-agnostic, though there are a few simple code examples in Ruby and Java. You do not need to know these languages to understand the book.