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The Coding Career Handbook

240 Lessons
28 Quizzes
1 Playground
517 Illustrations

Course Overview

The non-coding part of being a successful software engineer is very important, but also happens to be very under-discussed. This is a course about getting great coding jobs and doing well at coding jobs. Especially if you're earlier in your career, there's a lot here that you might otherwise take years to learn, and your manager will never tell you. This is NOT going to be a convention... See more

How You'll Learn

Hands-on coding environments

You don’t get better at swimming by watching others. Coding is no different. Practice as you learn with live code environments inside your browser.

Faster than videos

Videos are holding you back. The average video tutorial is spoken at 150 words per minute, while you can read at 250. That‘s why our courses are text-based.

No set-up required

Start learning immediately instead of fiddling with SDKs and IDEs. It‘s all on the cloud.

Progress you can show

Built in assessments let you test your skills. Completion certificates let you show them off.

Hands-on coding environments

You don’t get better at swimming by watching others. Coding is no different. Practice as you learn with live code environments inside your browser.

Faster than videos

Videos are holding you back. The average video tutorial is spoken at 150 words per minute, while you can read at 250. That‘s why our courses are text-based.

No set-up required

Start learning immediately instead of fiddling with SDKs and IDEs. It‘s all on the cloud.

Progress you can show

Built in assessments let you test your skills. Completion certificates let you show them off.

Course Contents

1. Getting Started
5. Junior Developer
6. From Junior to Senior
7. Senior Developer
8. Beyond your Coding Career
9. Part II: Principles
10. Learn in Public
11. Clone Open Source Apps
12. Know your Tools
13. Specialize in the New
14. Open Source Your Knowledge
15. Spark Joy
16. The Platinum and Silver Rules
17. Good Enough is Better than Best
18. First Principles Thinking
19. Write, A Lot
20. Pick Up What They Put Down
21. Part III: Strategies
22. Intro to Strategy
23. Learning Gears
24. Specialist vs. Generalist
25. Betting on Technologies
26. Profit Center vs Cost Center
27. Engineering Career Ladders
28. Intro to Tech Strategy
29. Strategic Awareness
30. Megatrends
31. Part IV: Tactics
32. Negotiating
33. How to Learn in Private
34. Design for Developers in a Hurry
35. Lampshading
36. Conference CFPs
37. Mise en Place Writing
38. Side Projects
39. Developer’s Guide to Twitter
40. Marketing Yourself (without Being a Celebrity)
41. The Operating System of You
42. Conclusion

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COURSE BY:

Shawn Swyx Wang