Peter Mekhaeil

Notes - The Coding Career Handbook

19 February 2021

2 min. read

These are my learnings from reading The Coding Career Handbook by Shawn Wang. Notes for my future-self. I highly recommend this book for everyone of all levels in their career.

Notes from Part I - Your Coding Career:

Chapter 4: Junior Developer

Tests are the most common example of this. In fact, a really great way to start a new job is to volunteer to write tests.

“When one teaches, two learn.” - Robert Heinlein

Chapter 5: From Junior to Senior

Chapter 6: Senior Developer

"The most valuable engineers are the ones who habitually view their work through the lens of what the business needs to succeed. Which is a skill you have to practice and foster and cultivate, just like any other." - Charity Majors

Chapter 7: Beyond your Coding Career

"Becoming a manager is not a promotion - it’s a lateral move onto a parallel track. You’re back at junior level in many key skills." - Sarah Mei

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