My Opinions in eBook Form

  • Oct 08, 2013 at 6:25 PM
  • Shawn Wildermuth

I recently released my new writing project: “The Opinionated Software Developer”. This short book (about 35 pages according to Kindle) is a quick look at my experience in software development. It includes a history of my experience in the field as well as a look at the software developer psyche. The hope was to share my opinions about being a developer in the industry including how to deal with co-workers, how to avoid being a brat developer and how to motivate developers in larger organizations.

The eBook is free of specific technology choices and focuses on experience, skills, and opinions about being a coder in this fast-moving field.

It’s only $4.99 USD (similarly price around the world) and is available as a Kindle book and an ePub. iBookstore and Nook are coming soon. You can buy it here:



If you got the book, what did you think?




Michael Sharps Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I just picked up a copy. I've greatly admired the contributions to the development community and look forward to reading the book.


Larry Q Monday, October 14, 2013

Just finished it. What a great read. I'd always wondered how guys like Shawn seem to be on top of every technology out there while I was still trying to understand VB6 and the IUnknown interface but there's no secret, just hard work.

Shawn also discusses good, common sense approaches to working on a team, mentorship, and organizational processes that in a developer's long-run are much more important than knowing the latest jQuery workarounds.

Well dones all around. It was also nice to see a few plugs for Silverlight.

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