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How I got Robert (Uncle Bob) Martin to write a foreword for my book

Last week my publisher, Manning, gave me a little surprise. They told me that my new book, Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual was going to publish early; that anyone who ordered before December 14th would be able to get the print version in their hands by Christmas (barring any unforeseen circumstances.) This was very exciting, until I realized …

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The Code Is NOT Greener On The Other Side Of The Cubicle

One of the worst traps we can fall into as software developers is discontentment. It’s really easy to become discontented with our current situation and to want to seek greener pastures elsewhere. I’m not saying that there aren’t necessarily better situations you could seek out, but finding a better job may not be your problem. Learn to be content with …

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Why You Aren’t Paid as Much as You Are Worth (and how to get paid more)

Software developers usually make pretty decent salaries, but did you know that companies that hire software developers usually make much more money off of a single software developer than they pay that software developer? I guess, if you think about it, it is common sense. Why hire programmers if those programmers don’t make more money for your company than the …