Hey there! I don’t know if you’ve heard, but my latest book “Skills of a Successful Software Engineer” is finally out.
I worked on this title last year, and it’s been out in digital form for a few weeks already, however, the physical version has just been released and I got 23 complimentary copies (actually 24, but I’m keeping one for myself :P).
So I’m going to be giving them away to subscribers, which is why I’m writing this message. Would you like a copy?
The book covers, at a high level:
What it means to become a developer. Usual misconceptions about the role and some truths about the skills you’ll have to work on to become a successful developer.
Some best practices for writing maintainable code
A technical chapter on testing and commenting code for others to read and use
A technical chapter on refactoring code
An overview of what to expect from a technical interview process
The insights into being a tech lead, what it means and how to get along with yours. As well as what to work on to become one.
Getting around gatekeeping in the tech community
You can learn more about it in Manning’s official page for the book.
That said, I’m giving away 23 copies. I’m going to be mailing them myself, so there should be no extra cost to you unless there is some strange tax in your country for getting books from outside.
The plan was to simply randomize the list of subscribers, but I’m thinking that many of you don’t really care for a book that is ideally meant for people just getting into the industry or with a few years of experience. Which is why I’m asking you to leave your email address in this Google Form.
It’s just one field, enter your email address and I’ll use it by the end of the week to randomly choose 23 lucky winners.
Note that if you joined the Newsletter because of this, you’ll also need to add your email address in the same Google Form.
Once I have the 23 winners, I’ll contact you over email to coordinate the rest of the details.
Good luck and don’t forget to join if you’re interested in the book!
It is going to be an interesting read. Looking forward to getting my hand on the book. Thanks.
I appreciate the generous offer. And congratulations on your new book.