It’s hard to make it as a developer in today’s tech world, and even harder to find mentors who can give you the straight advice on what it takes to go from good, to great, to amazing.
But — what if you could pick the brains of today’s top developers, leaders and innovators in tech...
...discovering the paths each person took to get where they are today...
...learning from the mistakes and pivots they’ve made in their careers...
...and start using the exact tips and techniques that keep them at the top of their game?
Living by the Code brings the experiences and insights of over 40 of these influencers together in one single book, to help you grow your career in today’s ever-changing technical landscape.
If you’re struggling to make your mark in the competitive tech industry, then this book is what you need to make your best career move — no matter whether you’re a developer for a big corporation, a scrappy solo entrepreneur, or someone in between.
It’s like having dozens of tech’s best mentors — right at your fingertips.
“...day-to-day, you contend with a lot of emails, meetings, documentation, etc. But sometimes you just wanna solve technical problems. You just wanna write code. I usually clearly define that zone; it helps to have a ritual around that.”
“...as I explore new technologies, frameworks, and design principles I always think to myself, ’This might make a great talk / blog post / course.’ I love creating content as much for others as for myself. I find the creative process very rewarding and it helps me to solidify the materials in my own mind.”
“...in order to learn you have to make mistakes all the time. You ought to not be afraid of making those mistakes...in order to open up your mind, to evolve your mindset, as well to understand what's going on, to understand the culture.”
“...the biggest things I look for in a leader are self-awareness and humility. These two characteristics open people up to admitting and learning from their own mistakes, which makes them very coachable — the effort you expend on coachable people is always multiplied.”
“...don't be afraid of not knowing...I'm interested when someone asks great questions which makes me think. Even better than always having the right answer is asking interesting questions.”
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“...when I left Spotify, I made a deal with myself: from now on, I'm going to try to dedicate 20% of my time to working for the community and trying to give back to the community.”
Hello! I’m Enrique López Mañas: a Google Developer Expert, indie developer, and avid contributor to the open source community.
I run the Kotlin Weekly newsletter, bringing the latest news in the Kotlin world to thousands of developers every week. I’m also a part of the global Google LaunchPad accelerator initiative, where I influence hundreds of the best startups from all around the world.
Living by the Code collects and shares the stories from all the amazing people I have met in my career. I realized that no single person, no matter how successful or influential, ever follows exactly the same path in their life.
So I interviewed dozens of developers, leaders and innovators for this book, to discover the advice and tips they would give to anyone else trying to make it in the tech world. Their stories are all amazing, and all different.
Whether you’re just starting out as a junior developer, or you’re thinking about going freelance, or you’re managing large teams and wondering how everyone else does it, I think you’ll find something in this book to help — no matter what your path may be.