Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual is a fantastic book which has had a big impact on my life. It is about how to level up your life in areas which often get neglected when we focus on the technical aspects of our careers. Don’t be put of by the title if you don’t consider yourself a software developer – the contents apply to pretty much all professions.
For teachers it provides valuable wisdom into how to get your house in order so you can get the most out of life both personally and professionally. You will receive deep insights into areas such as
- Health and fitness
- Managing your finances
- Productivity and time management
- Building confidence
- Advancing you career
and much more besides.
For students, you may only be beginning to become aware of the importance of some of the topics covered in this book, and reading it will give you massive head start in your career as well as saving you from making many mistakes you might have made without the guidance the book offers.
John Somnez is the founder of simpleprogrammer.com where you can find all sorts of valuable content about technical and personal development for people working in fields related to software development. For teachers and students of Computer Science this blog will provide a lively and informative connection to the wider world of computing and software development.
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Our verdict: A life-changing book which will help you to have a better life as well as a better career.
Review by Robin Andrews