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DotDev.co:
Developers, It’s not all about the code
May 10, 2017 @ 12:45:43

On the DotDev site there's an article from Sharon Steed with a reminder to the developers out there - it's not all about the code (despite what it may seem like in the job description).

Soft skills get a bad rap; especially in tech. Code has always been king, but software constantly changes. The need to be good communicators and generally pleasant coworkers will always be there. That’s why it’s important to dedicate parts of your day to improving those skills that don’t involve code. No matter how great of a dev you are, you aren’t going to to be nearly as successful if you are difficult to be around. Here are a few soft skills crucial to working in tech.

She covers four major topics around these "soft skills", what they are and what you can do to help improve them:

  • Being Accessible
  • Solving People Problems
  • Keeping Your Ego in Check
  • Considering the Big Picture

She ends the post by reminding developers that code is only "one part of the machine" and that by developing soft skills you can much more easily further your career as a developer, regardless of how amazing or clean or manageable your code may be.

tagged: developer softskill accessible people ego bigpicture considerations opinion

Link: https://dotdev.co/not-about-the-code/

Ligaya Turmelle's Blog:
Zend's Webcasts and the future
Aug 02, 2006 @ 06:17:04

In her latest blog entry Ligaya Turmelle send out an open letter to Zend, asking them to get on the ball and get a bit more organized about their webcasts.

Zend is going to be having a webcast on it’s PHP5 certification on august 4th. Now as far as I know this is only their second webcast (first one was on web services), but I am sure (hoping) there will be more to come in the future.

So where am I going with this? If Zend is going to have webcasts and (hopefully) record them, they need a single repository for the recordings so fools like me can easily find them later. Currently there isn’t even a Webcast tag on the zend developer blog so you have to do a bit of digging (though not much - thankfully - right now) in the blog to find it.

She suggests a only minor improvements to make things a bit easier on those trying to find the recordings (besides in the blog). After all, what good is the information unless you can find it...

tagged: zend webcast accessible tag blog easier zend webcast accessible tag blog easier

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Ligaya Turmelle's Blog:
Zend's Webcasts and the future
Aug 02, 2006 @ 06:17:04

In her latest blog entry Ligaya Turmelle send out an open letter to Zend, asking them to get on the ball and get a bit more organized about their webcasts.

Zend is going to be having a webcast on it’s PHP5 certification on august 4th. Now as far as I know this is only their second webcast (first one was on web services), but I am sure (hoping) there will be more to come in the future.

So where am I going with this? If Zend is going to have webcasts and (hopefully) record them, they need a single repository for the recordings so fools like me can easily find them later. Currently there isn’t even a Webcast tag on the zend developer blog so you have to do a bit of digging (though not much - thankfully - right now) in the blog to find it.

She suggests a only minor improvements to make things a bit easier on those trying to find the recordings (besides in the blog). After all, what good is the information unless you can find it...

tagged: zend webcast accessible tag blog easier zend webcast accessible tag blog easier

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