Living by the Code brings the experiences and insights of over 40 of today’s top developers, leaders and innovators in tech together in one single book, to help you grow your career in today’s ever-changing technical landscape.
It’s like having dozens of tech’s best mentors — right at your fingertips.
Before You Begin
Before you begin your journey into gaining invaluable insights from today’s industry experts and leaders, we hope the foreword and prologue will help you understand why we made this book and what we hope you will gain by reading it.
“There’s always going to be people saying, ‘This is the one true way to do things,’ and then other people saying, ‘No it’s not. This is the one true way to do things.’ Being able to look at those claims dispassionately and figure out what actually works for you is the bigger thing to focus on in terms of learning.”
“I definitely think good leaders are made…The biggest things I look for in a leader are self-awareness and humility. These two characteristics open people up to admitting and learning from their own mistakes, which makes them very coachable—the effort you expend on coachable people is always multiplied.”
Enrique López Mañas is a software engineer, mostly focused on Android and backend development with Java/Kotlin. As a...
Who is this book for
This book is for anybody who is struggling to make their mark in the competitive tech industry — no matter whether you’re a developer for a big corporation, a scrappy solo entrepreneur, or someone in between — this book is what you need to make your best career move!
Concepts covered in this book
Recommendations for tools, books, podcasts and other resources to help you stay at the top of your development game
Advice for starting out in the tech industry and for choosing your career path
What makes a good leader and how to step up to become a valued leader
How to stay productive while keeping work-life balance
Negative trends in the industry and better alternatives
Daily motivation and inspiration tips to set yourself up for success
Facing barriers such as different languages & cultures and feeling like an outsider
Working remotely vs working in an office, and how to succeed in both environments
If you should get involved in public speaking and advice for getting started
How to improve your soft skills in addition to your technical skills