The Junior Developer Guide

Julie Evans - So you want to be a wizard

So you want to be a wizard

Excellent Analysis on how to learn and why and what when being/becoming a Developer/IT person by epic Julie Evans

Adrian Kosmaczewski - Being a Developer after 40

Being a Developer after 40

Written by excellent Developer, Speaker, Trainer and Nerd Adrian Kosmaczewski about his journey, some very good advices for (junior) devs in general and a LOAD of good book recommendations/articles.

Article recommendations

Book recommendations

  • Dealers of Lightning by Michael A. Hiltzik
  • Revolution in the Valley by Andy Hertzfeld
  • The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond
  • The Success of Open Source by Steven Weber
  • The Old New Thing by Raymond Chen
  • The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
  • Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister
  • The Psychology of Software Programming by Gerald M. Weinberg
  • Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly by Bertrand Meyer
  • Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Geekonomics by David Rice

David Brady - Loyalty and .. (Series)

Scott Hanselmann - I'm a phony

Pieter Hintjens - Confessions of a Necromancer

Zach Holman

Bryan Edds

Stuff that's important to read

Christian Heilmann - The Stackoverflow Developer

Michael Simons - Good Read

A collection of articles, books and quotes that may help to become a better developer

Ben Northrop - Reflections of an old programmer

Deirdré Straughan - Letting Go of a Beloved Technology

Books programmers don't really read

James Long - How I Became a better Programmer

Kristian Koehntopp

James Sinclair

Generalist or Specialist Developer

Be lazy

Advice for new software devs who've read all those other advice essays

The Awesome List

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