DevSnack #12: As a software developer you need to constantly improve yourself. Learning more programming languages is only the tip of the iceberg. Communication, time management, and being a team player are also crucial aspects. In this DevSnack we’ll show you how to become a better developer.
Peter Nixey (@peternixey, CEO of Coca-Cola funded, Twistilled.com, entrepreneur & YC alumn) establishes some interesting points to be a great developer. He affirms that “your value is in how you move your project forward and how you empower your team to do the same”.
Managing efficiently the time is crucial. The more efficient we are, the more goals we accomplish. Alexander Fedorenko (@avfedorenko) describes some really awesome practices about time management. Check it out!
Do you think that developers should be specialized in a particular technology? Well, John Sonmez has an argument against. He affirms that “if you can solve problems, learn things quickly, name things well and deal with people, you will have a much greater level of success in the long run that you will in specializing in any particular technology”. Do you have the same feeling, after John’s argument?
As developers we’re drawn to work that requires focus and isolation. Thus, communication isn’t typically one of our best skills. Sam Hernandez (@sam_h) analyzes how developers communicate and points out a few helpful points to improve our skills.
Last, but not least, developers should always be up to date. On this post you can find a list of 40 blogs that every software developer should read!
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