- I’ve been a software engineer for 13 years and would like to apply for a management role. I’ve never managed before. How do I apply for a job as a manager without managerial experience?
- How do I deal with annoying noises around my desk? One neighbor listens to loud music. Another one pops the bubbles on his bubblewrap (to calm himself obviously but also infuriate me). Please help =)
It takes more than great code
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Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly advice podcast for software developers.
The show's hosts are experienced developers who answer your questions about topics like:
- pay raises
- hiring and firing developers
- technical leadership
- learning new technologies
- quitting your job
- getting promoted
- code review etiquette
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I just started listening to @SoftSkillsEng and it is just great!— Patrick Scheibert 🇺🇦 (@CareForCode) April 8, 2022
This podcast is funny and entertaining and a great source for learning about the non-technical things of being a Software Developer.
I really recommend it to all fellow engineers!
@SoftSkillsEng Thanks guys for all the podcasts I have learned so much! I used many of the things you talk about on your podcasts to finally getting a role as senior software eng at an great company surrounded super smart amazing people, couldn't be happier!— Mattchupichu Watson (@MattchupichuW) April 8, 2022
@SoftSkillsEng podcast is a must-listen! It's certainly targeted towards software engineering, but the advice is pretty widely applicable, especially new/aspiring managers. All those #100devs folks ought to check it out!— Noah Wright (@NoahWrightDev) April 12, 2022
I’ve discovered @SoftSkillsEng a couple of days ago and have been addicted to listening to it ever since. What a great laugh and a nice podcast. Check it out!— Ahmed Aziz (@AA_ziz) May 1, 2021
@SoftSkillsEng @jamison_dance @djsmith42! Fellas! I only discovered this last night and LOVE it! I went to sleep listening with my airpods in from episode one last night. Was at episode 7 by the time I turned it off. I feel so energised by this. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!— Alex Chesser (@AlexC04) April 20, 2021
I was never one to listen to podcasts, yet here I am binging @SoftSkillsEng at 1am. Good stuff 🎧😌— Angel (@The_Sleepy_Dev) April 27, 2021
Up to episode 26 of the @SoftSkillsEng podcast after discovering it a few days ago. These guys are really funny the lessons are very relevant to software development. 10% down should be caught up in a couple weeks. I wonder how their REACT thing turns out? Probably goes nowhere.— Alex Chesser (@AlexC04) April 24, 2021
If you work in tech and feel you're a bit lacking in soft skills, check this podcast out.— Hammerton Mwawuda (@h_mwawuda) August 25, 2020
I'm personally a nerd and I didn't know how to "get along" with most people when I started working. It helps to know how to communicate and co-exist. @SoftSkillsEng https://t.co/BMpvLRoTnX
- I went through the interview process, and as last step I had an interview with the VP of engineering. At the end of interview he asked if I had any questions for him. I didn’t know what to ask. What do you ask?
I’m a front-end web developer on a SCRUM team. Our Product Owner is also our tester, but she has a very busy schedule and she hardly has any time to test anymore.
My team thinks we need a second product owner, but I think we should hire a dedicated tester to help the PO. How do I convince my team and my manager to hire a tester instead of a second product owner?
We don’t work with scripted test plans or anything, so I think a dedicated tester would be a huge benefit to our team and our deliverables.
A listener named Dan talks about ThanksBot, an internal tool at Facebook to support gratitude.
- I became an engineer because I loved my programming assignments and CS degree. However, at work I’m struggling to contribute beyond competing the tasks assigned to me. How do I participate more in broader technical solutions, process, etc?
- I recently started a new job, and a lot of the existing code is really bad. How can I raise this concern, or make improvements to the code, without offending my teammates who wrote it? Thanks!