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Skill Up.

Author: Jordan Hudgens
Publisher: Birmingham : Packt Publishing, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hudgens, Jordan.
Skill Up: A Software Developer's Guide to Life and Career.
Birmingham : Packt Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan Hudgens
ISBN: 9781787289536 1787289532
OCLC Number: 999655720
Notes: Root causes of procrastination.
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Author; www.PacktPub.com; Customer Feedback; Table of Contents; Preface; Part 1: Coder Skills; Chapter 1: Discovering the Tipping Point for Developers; Tipping point for developers; My own experience; The doubt machine; The painful process; The tipping point(s); The first tipping point; The second tipping point; The secret; The book; The solution; Chapter 2: Are Developers Born or Made? --
Debunking the Myth of Prodigies; Are prodigies real?; The Mozart case study; Are developers born or made?; The tipping point; Why we love the prodigy myth. Chapter 3: Do You Have to Be a Genius to Be a Developer?The running man; Do you have to be a genius to be a developer?; The way the mind works; The reason; A smarter approach; Chapter 4: How to Study and Understand Complex Topics?; A system for how to study; Chapter 5: Effective Study Practices for Developers; Why traditional study habits don't work; An effective study practices case study; The reification example; The hard way; Additional negative effects; The comprehensive study system; Summary; Chapter 6: Defining Deep Work and What It Means for Developers; Definition of deep work. The deep work strategy for developersTaking action; Removing distractions; Study hard and smart; Multiple sessions; Summary; Chapter 7: Task Switching Costs for Developers; A system for decreasing task switching costs; Chapter 8: How to Use Willpower Limits Instead of Letting Them Use You?; What are willpower limits?; How many decisions do you make each day?; Why is willpower important?; Are willpower limits real?; When the willpower well runs dry; Saving up willpower; One outfit to rule them all; Being a copycat; Focusing willpower; Summary. Chapter 9: Cramming Versus Consistent Study and a Study System that WorksChapter 10: Is Reading Important for Developers?; Why is reading important for developers?; CEOs and reading; Compounded learning; A compounded learning case study; The CEO who didn't have time to read; My reading system; The reading schedule; Audio books are books too!; Books are too expensive; Summary; Chapter 11: Learning How to Code --
Getting Past Skill Plateaus; What is a learning plateau?; False ceiling; Getting past skill plateaus; Proper information/resources; Best practices; Challenging/new tasks. Frustration = skillSummary; Chapter 12: Developer Learning Curve --
Why Learning How to Code Takes So Long; Chapter 13: Slowing Down to Learn How to Code Faster; Learn how to code faster; Our default mind; Hacking the mind; Slowing it down; Bend it like Beethoven; From classical music to coding; A practical system; Chapter 14: Mental Models for Learning How to Code and Improve as a Developer; Mental models for the Kouros; What are mental models?; Mental models for developers; Summary; Chapter 15: A Developer's Guide for Hacking Procrastination to Achieve Success.

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