Software Development Career Advice
It can be hard to find software development career advice with the politics at most companies.
Who do you trust? And how do you know the advice doesn’t have a hidden agenda behind it?
I’ll share advice here that I wish someone would have told me in my software development career.
Hard-won advice to help you have a realistic mindset and healthy expectations over your career in software development.
Many people think about technology, salary, and promotions when they think of their software development career.
But I think it’s more important to understand the dynamics of people and snags you can get into with how your expected to work.
I hope this helps you stay growing in your software development career!
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June 26, 2022 | 15:36
I thought I knew what developers needed, but then I met over 200 people online to learn what unlocks their career. The results were surprising in some ways, and not in others….
June 14, 2022 | 14:28
It’s tempting to compare yourself to other devs or take assessments to see how you measure up, but it’s impossible to know if you’re a good programmer!
May 11, 2022 | 15:21
The 4 developer career desires is a concept I discovered through career coaching other people in tech positions over the past 3 years
May 4, 2022 | 20:54
Today we’re going to talk about how canceling developers and other IT professionals for mistakes can hold you back from the career you want in software.
July 17, 2018 | 8:34
Blocking multiple people to pause a software project so you can fix a problem can be hard if everyone’s focused on how much people are getting done.
July 10, 2018 | 11:16
Over the years I’ve had to lead many software developers, and it’s become much easier since letting go of being seen as “the expert”.
June 27, 2018 | 10:47
As you grow, it can be tempting to start comparing your career to other developers. But it’s a slippery slope that can easily send you off track.
June 2, 2018 | 7:06
Software development draws us in with endless opportunities, but are they right for every project? There’s a time to stop learning and write code!
May 30, 2018 | 18:15
At some software companies, it can be hard for people to learn from mistakes they make together on a software project.
May 25, 2018 | 7:02
There’s no shame in getting help from a friend on a software project! In this episode I tell a story about how getting help was critical to my success.
May 19, 2018 | 1:10:42
Iain Lowe is an experienced software developer and manager based out of Montreal, Canada who I interviewed about healthy development topics.
May 4, 2018 | 24:19
It’s common in many companies for there to be animosity between programmers and managers. But it’s smarter to consider healing that rift.
April 26, 2018 | 12:47
It can be confusing when most companies don’t make it clear how software developers can get promoted for more senior roles.
April 24, 2018 | 28:43
Software developers are often frustrated when a product manager changes the design at the last minute. But product managers are a programmer’s best friend!
April 9, 2018 | 12:56
Have you ever been confronted with accepting circumstances you couldn’t change on your software project that were really difficult?
March 29, 2018 | 8:02
There’s something about software development that makes it hard to stop thinking about programming after work.
March 9, 2018 | 20:26
Programmers can lose hope in just a few years in the industry if they don’t have the tools to cope with pressures unique to the job.
March 5, 2018 | 20:08
Ever had an idea for something on your software project, but someone else takes the credit? This sucks, there’s no way around it.
March 2, 2018 | 12:05
Though having a career in software development can be exciting, there are software industry lies that if you believe – can ruin your career.
February 20, 2018 | 14:25
Could it be that you’re on a project with a software leader that’s a narcissist – one who criticizes everything you do?
February 19, 2018 | 20:28
You can find the best software project for your personality if you consider a few aspects of software companies I’ve learned.
February 17, 2018 | 17:09
I hear a common complaint that programming has gotten harder over the years. But often we do it to ourselves with how we work!
February 12, 2018 | 17:06
Once you’ve solved programming problems easier when “in the zone” or “flow state” – it can be hard to work any other way!
February 10, 2018 | 19:14
Overcome walls people can put up – and instead have them welcome your suggestions on a new software project.
February 6, 2018 | 21:48
Technology addiction hurts your software development career if materialism makes you get caught in “new framework disease” and chase shiny objects.
February 5, 2018 | 15:28
There’s plenty of “fake news” from the software industry, so beware of the DevOps lie. In all the confusion – just follow the money to see why.
February 4, 2018 | 14:36
If you get the feeling your software project is in a death spiral, there are several things you should try before you give up hope!
February 1, 2018 | 13:06
Programming estimation is a dangerous activity that should be approached with caution! But it doesn’t have to be so stressful.
January 31, 2018 | 12:11
How you say no on a software project can build resentment if you don’t establish clear boundaries – and decline the request with grace.
January 30, 2018 | 10:48
How you handle late software tasks often has far reaching implications on your career, reputation and your health.
January 28, 2018 | 24:15
It’s easy to blame your company when a software project seems to require so many hours, that you suffer from software project burnout.
January 24, 2018 | 23:03
Imposter syndrome is something software teams often talk negatively about, but it can actually be a sign of growth.
January 23, 2018 | 35:42
We all to realize we’re on a failing software project. What you do then will have a bigger impact on your health than your reputation.
August 8, 2017 | 21:25
Anxiety can cause you to feel worried that you won’t get what you want out of your software development career, and it makes people do funny things…