Great book from John Sonmez titled Soft Skills. I purchased the book through Mannings MEAP program but it was just released for the public in the last week. Soft Skills is a macro-level look at the soft-skills software developers should learn for a successful career/life. Even though book is targeted for developers the same approach could be applied to any profession. Must read for anyone.
While we are talking about books to read, here is a post from Pat Flynn for a couple of more I will be reading in 2015. Smartcuts by Shane Snow is the first one off the list I will be reading.
And if you are already working on your soft skills don’t forget about your charisma. We could all improve our likability.
Jeremy Jarrell released “Agile in the Real World” on Pluralsight. I’ve watched about half of the modules and really thought it was great.
The talk around the web in December was mostly about the Sony hack. Sometimes we forget how vulnerable our computer systems are to attack but just in case check this evil USB necklace. As developers I have become numb to the security hacks because they always seem to involve a big company. The reality is we are all under attack daily even if it’s not by a USB necklace.
Since the new year it’s a great time to read up on IT predictions for 2015. Here are few that caught my attention:
- 5 Big Data trends Internet of things stays on the list
- 10 Web Design Trends Long scrolling sites? So SPAs will be big?
- 10 Strategic Tech Trends Internet of things and 3D printing will be big for sure in 2015.
Let me know if I missed anything this week.