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Book Recommendation: Soft Skills–The software developer’s life manual by Jon Sonmez

May 11, 2015 Leave a comment

I got interested in this book when I looked up Jon’s profile after watching a pluralsight course on Android Development Fundamentals.

Soft Skills - The Software developers's life manual

I got hooked by the table of contents and ordered it from Sapna Online (Amazon and Flipkart were not having this book then – I have never considered amazon India as option like amazon worldwide, But Flipkart – Is Flipkart loosing it? Common flipkart).

It is completely worth your time and money. I wish I had this book 10 years back. No other book covers the breadth of topics like Jon does.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. Specifically I enjoyed Jon’s advice on Career options and investment. I was trying to correlate with what I had written about Career Path in my previous incarnation and in the recent past.

I used to refer  to a couple of titles before on this

https://pragprog.com/book/cfcar2/the-passionate-programmer

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Code-distinguish-yourself-simple/dp/1590791029

But none of them are close to the breadth of topics Jon covers.

Not that I agree with Jon’s opinion on every topic, but then hey people are different. I will post about my thoughts on these topics soon. I will also post a detailed review / notes soon.

Highly recommended to every developer.

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The power of thoughts

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

काममय एवायं पुरुष इति।
स यथाकामो भवति तत्क्रतुर्भवति।
यत्क्रतुर्भवति तत्कर्म कुरुते।
यत्कर्म कुरुते तदभिसंपद्यते॥

kāmamaya evāyaṃ puruṣa iti |
sa yathākāmo bhavati tatkratur bhavati |
yatkratur bhavati tat karma kurute |
yat karma kurute tad abhisaṃpadyate ||

You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny

Brihadaranyakopanishat 4.4.5

Credits – The power of thoughts via – Secrets to Staying Positive with Vedic Tradition an ebook from Periva Forum via a Geetham post.

What everyday habit do you wish you had developed earlier in life?

April 2, 2012 Leave a comment

 

I received the following habits as a suggestion to the question "What everyday habit do you wish you had developed earlier in life?" that I am following on Quora.

Thyag Sundaramoorthy:

  • To tread the earth lightly (forgive and forget)
  • 8 hours of sleep
  • Effectively utilizing my 9 to 5
  • Playing a musical instrument (guitar)
    I will probably change Playing a musical instrument to “Have a real hobby” (work is my passion, and hence it is what I do in my free time is not acceptable). Really good piece of advice.