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Professionalism for Developers

by Nate Taylor

What does it mean to be a professional software developer? Can acting in a professional manner improve your job? We'll look at what professionalism is and how to apply it in the software industry.

What you'll learn

For many of us, software development started as a hobby, but now that we're doing it full time, we need to look at what it means to be a professional software developer. To do this, we'll examine some key areas that have parallels in other professions. We'll look to improve our industry with lessons learned in other industries. In the end, the goal of the course is to show how development can be done in a professional manner, and why it's important to do so.

About the author

Nate's first program was written in QBasic on an 8086 clone his dad built. Since then he's written applications in C++, .NET, and Node.js. He spent the first 12 years of his career writing Windows applications before transitioning to write applications for the web. Regardless of the language or type of application he's written, he strives for writing clean, testable, and maintainable code. In addition to his day job as a developer, Nate also enjoys speaking at various conferences. He will typica... more

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