John Sonmez is the author of the perennial top-selling
Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual, and the founder of Simple Programmer.
John started his software development career at 10, hacking C and C++ to create virtual worlds for his favorite MUDs.
In The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide, John shares the principles and knowledge that took him from teenage hacker to highly paid senior development and consulting positions—and by age 33, early retirement and a second career as an entrepreneur.
John's journey was no rocket-ship ride to success. He's candid about the fits and starts he struggled through during much of his career,like getting "laid off" from his first real development job after under whelming his boss with his C++ skills, and a spectacular implosion during an intense onsite interview with Microsoft.