1001 things that a professional should know

James R. Stoup offers these Things Every Programmer Should Know For Their First Job:

Hindsight being what it is, here are some lessons I have learned since entering the ranks of professional programming.

These tips are especially helpful for the new employee with years of experience who wonders, "Why isn't everyone listening to me?" New hires first have to prove themselves. If you reflect on your own behavior towards new hires in the past, it's obvious but you don't notice it when you're the new hire.

One tip (that I've been slow perhaps to learn) is silence never goes out of style.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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