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#62 - You're Never Coding Alone, How to Be a Good Team Coder - Fernando Doglio

“Coding well with others or being a team player is at the heart of everything we do as developers. Unless you’re coding yourself for a piece of software that only you are going to use, you’re not a solo developer."

Fernando Doglio is the author of “Skills of a Software Developer”. In this episode, Fernando shared some insights from his book on how to be a successful software developer. He highlighted that software development is a mostly a team effort and shared tips on how we can work well within a team, including not to fall into the trap of over-engineering and early optimization. He then shared some practical tips on technical interviews and what we should avoid writing in our resume. Towards the end, Fernando gave his tips to aspiring authors who want to write a technical book and cleared some misconceptions and mental blocks that may stop a lot of them from writing.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:05:34]
  • Skills of a Software Developer - [00:09:05]
  • Everyone Can Be a Successful Developer - [00:11:34]
  • Tips to Work Well in a Team - [00:14:47]
  • Avoiding Overengineering - [00:16:35]
  • Focus on Working Code First, Then Optimize It - [00:20:30]
  • Writing Readable Code - [00:24:46]
  • Tips on Technical Interviews - [00:28:26]
  • Tips for Writing Technical Books - [00:34:07]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:40:56]


Fernando Doglio’s Bio
Fernando Doglio is a Data Engineering Manager at Accenture and has over 18 years of experience in the software industry, from web development to big data. Fernando loves to tinker and learn, and has written several technical blogs and books such as Node.js and React. His latest book, “Skills of a Software Developer”, is currently available through the Manning Early Access Program, and he’s open to talk about the industry, possible projects, or any help regarding choice of tech-stack.

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