How to Become an Expert Software Engineer (and Get Any Job You Want): A Programmer’s Guide to the Secret Art of Free and Open Source Software Development
Want to know the secret to becoming an expert software engineer and getting any job you want? The answer is simple: experience. Although, the only valuable form of experience you can add to your résumé, is the kind you can actually prove to have earned. So, how do you gain tangible experience in skills your current job can’t offer you? Get back to programming for fun!
What better way is there to prove a skill in coding than with code itself? Not only is writing open source software a great way to learn and acquire new skills, it’s a brilliant way to gain real world experience you can legitimately claim on your résumé!
In this book, I will show you the system I use to design, develop, and deliver open source software; steer you away from the mistakes I’ve made along the way; and help you build an impressive résumé of projects that’ll get you that job you’ve always wanted, and in time, will earn you the right to call yourself an expert.