I came across this excellent article recently and while the target audience is Software Architects, in my view this is a great book list for anyone who is looking to grow their software engineering skills in general. I often talk to software engineers about reading books as part of their professional development plan (I’ll over this is in a post soon).
What I really like about this list is that it is actually planned with an approach of building on previous books. So you don’t have to follow this exact list, but what you might think about is the importance/value of having a planned set of books/references to build upon rather than just have a random set of books to read.“
I particularly like the approach of introducing the DDD books later in the path.The foundational aspects of the initial books sets up DDD really well.
I am very lucky to work with some really smart people and Hannah is one of them, here is a great article on her with some great advice she gives around mentoring and other stuff:
Really great article on the time when you need to make a change in your career:
Awesome video on the Career Progression in Software Engineering : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIPbE7BssOs
I manage a large number of developers at work. In fact to explain things a little, here is my current BIO:
“Dominic is the Tech Group Lead in Xero. He’s been .Net developer for a few years now, and spends most of his time these days herding cats. In other words : he is responsible for the management, delivery and quality for a group of 25 devs, QAs and other techies.
He lives in the Paris of the South (Canberra) but doesn’t speak french. He’s passionate about Boardgames, Cheese and Wine”
One of the main tools I have been using managing developers is the use of a Professional Development Plan.
This series of posts will focus on what a PDP Looks like, how to create one and how to use them.
If you are totally unaware of what a PDP is have a look at a few articles:
Next, Part 2 the structure of a PDP
Sensational short article about career planning by one of my favourite devlopers:
I know Balmer said the famous:
But I’ll add the three thiings – I talk to my developers about any day we talk career development
Keep your skillset up do date!!!