This book is a set of thought-triggering essays that will act as a to-think, to-digest, to-meditate and to-do list for beginners and curious minds alike. If you agree and want your thoughts happily provoked, this book is for you. Read more details about the book and subscribe to the newsletter to be sure not to miss the beta-reading when it starts.
My journey is also yours. Follow my writing and creation process, hear me rant about the topics I care about and discover the content of the book day after day in this walkcast made in-outside with my French (sounding German sometimes) accent. You can use the player below, go to Soundcloud, get the RSS feed directly or check it out via Itunes or Stitcher
Do you wish to participate? Want to share your story? You don't agree with me? We should talk! Let's meet via Skype and you can tell me all about it. It you agree to it, I will share our conversation on the podcast. Please contact me either via email email@example.com or @timothep on twitter
Developer's Journey is made of encounters, discussions and exchange of arguments, tips and tricks. If you think I should come and talk somewhere special, let me know, I'd be more than happy to! I've already got a few talks lined up for 2016 but that's clearly not enough. See below for a detailed list.
— Benjamin Reitzammer (@benjamin)
— Thomas Einwaller (@tOMPSON)
I've been thrilled to interview the following persons:
DevJourney was also presented at the following conferences:
I'd be more than happy to present #DevJourney elsewhere, don't hesitate to contact me.
What does the next generation of IT-professionals look like? If I believe the rumors, the guides, the white noise on the Internet and what my clients are searching for, the new hire is an excellent, cheap, "T-Shaped" newbie with a lot of experience, the right agile mindset and she's ready to be a cultural fit for big and small companies alike.
Those unicorns do exist, but the majority of students leaving universities today have no clue what we need. Are they to blame? Have we clearly expressed what we need already? Have we defined how we intend to push them even further?
Software developers have a long journey ahead of them. Good programming skills are certainly necessary, but not enough to become great developers. A corresponding mentality, a set of soft-skills and a broad understanding of the system in which they evolve also play a huge role in their success. I personally think that we - as software professionals - did not express those expectations clearly enough. This has the effect of leaving the new generation of developers alone responsible for their journey toward continuous improvement, forcing them to learn many lessons the hard way at a lower speed than what would be possible.
This book will go over the three most important relations of the software engineer: relation to code, to his/her peers and to him/herself. We will discuss topics like Kent Beck's "make it work, make it right, make it fast", Clean Code, questioning, exercising, getting your hands dirty, Scrum, mentoring, ethics and much more.
From the novice developer barely out of his studies to the senior software writer looking for mastery. From the young team lead coping with human interaction challenges to the manager faced with the task of leading with tact. Any curious mind interested in growing in the software writing industry and doing his or her job a little bit better with ever more joy day after day will recognize himself in this book.
Tim is a full time geek, agile developer and BS-hunter. International speaker and avid writer, he is curious- and creative-minded, eager to search, teach and talk... and has been doing this for as long as he remembers. French born European child, he lives in Germany where he works as a developer, Scrum Master and Agile coach. When he is not at a computer, you'll find him behind a camera, in his running shoes or with his wife and son... but never in that order!