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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual

Episode #71, published Thu, Aug 11, 2016, recorded Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Writing good, clean code and having a deep working knowledge of Python is critical to your success as a Python developer. But if you look at those who have truly excelled in their career, it's often because they bring something in addition to coding skills.

We all want to be the most successful and satisfied version of ourselves. But that's much easier said than done.

That's why I'm excited to introduce you to John Sonmez. He's had a brilliantly successful career as a developer and he wrote a book to help all of us do the same. It's called Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual and it's packed full of concrete, practical steps you can take to stand out in the tech industry.

Links from the show:

Simple Programmer:
John on Twitter: @jsonmez
Soft Skills Book:
John's Pluralsight courses:

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John Sonmez
John Sonmez
John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer and author of “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.” He created Simple Programmer with the goal of making the complex simple.

As a software developer, John often found that people tend to have a way of making things appear more complex than they really are. He also discovered that often the simple solutions were the best ones - although not always the easiest to derive. He originally started Simple Programmer in 2009 as a personal blog to distill what he was learning into simple, easily understandable content.
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