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4 Books that are not about computers that made me a good Software Developer

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Jordi Enric
·Apr 22, 2021·

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I enjoy reading and learning about Software Development but if I spend half my day working as a Software Dev and the other half reading about Software Development I end up burning out and not doing any reading for a while.

What I do is read about other things. Sometimes it happens that whatever I'm reading about helps me with aspects of my career. These are the books that helped me the most so far.

1. A mind for numbers by Barbara Oakley

If you ever think that you're not "good with numbers" or letters or whatever, read this. It will teach you how you learn.

2. So good they can't ignore you by Cal Newport

Taught me the value of becoming an expert in something and all the ways it pays off. Motivated me to focus on Frontend Development.

3. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

I should read this one once a year. It taught me that the hard part is sitting down to do a job, not doing it itself. If you have procrastination problems I recommend this one.

4. Show your work by Austin Kleon

I learned to keep track of the work I was doing and showing it to the world no matter how imperfect it was. Thanks to doing that I got my job as a SD.

If you know any other books not related directly to software development that helped you please share them :)

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