It takes more than great code
to be a great engineer.

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
  • and much more...

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Latest Episode

Episode 68: Paying Your Dues and Non-technical Hobbies


Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. It’s been a year and I still haven’t touched the codebase. What should I do?
  2. All my hobbies revolve around computers. How do I develop other interests?

Jamison mentioned Dan Luu’s article on how bad teams are always hiring. Here it is.

Rich Hickey’s Hammock-Driven Development talk was also mentioned.

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Episode 66: Nepotism and Minimum Junior Requirements


Jamison and Dave talk about these questions:

  1. My cousin is a manager at my employer. How do I avoid nepotism?
  2. I’d like to become a developer. What are the minimum requirements for a junior developer? When will I be “good enough” to get a job as a junior dev?