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May 28, 2020

Maybe you need to make the move from engineer to manager or team lead. We'll show you how in Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager: How to Be the Leader Your Development Team Needs, now in beta from pragprog.com/book/jsengman. Read on for more details.

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From the very start, our main goal has been simple and straightforward: improve the lives of professional software developers. We've been doing that for years by creating timely and practical books and learning resources on classic and cutting-edge topics. And now we have yet one more way to help you practice your craft and accelerate your career.

We are extremely proud to announce our brand new partnership with Educative, where rich, text-based courses with embedded coding environments make learning a breeze! Now through June 10, use coupon code PP-SECURITY-2020 to pick up our first course, Practical Security, for just under $9. These courses are based on our books. If you haven't bought the corresponding PragProg book, this is a great opportunity to learn the material in a whole new way.

Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager: How to Be the Leader Your Development Team Needs

Going from engineer to manager doesn't have to be intimidating. Engineers can be managers, and fantastic ones at that. Cast aside the rhetoric and focus on practical, hands-on techniques and tools. You'll become an effective and supportive team leader that your staff will look up to.

Start with your transition to being a manager and see how that compares to being an engineer. Learn how to better organize information, feel productive, and delegate, but not micromanage. Discover how to manage your own boss, hire and fire, do performance and salary reviews, and build a great team. You'll also learn the psychology: how to ship while keeping staff happy, coach and mentor, deal with deadline pressure, handle sensitive information, and navigate workplace politics.

Consider your whole department. How can you work with other teams to ensure best practice? How do you help form guilds and committees and communicate effectively? How can you create career tracks for individual contributors and managers? How can you support flexible and remote working? How can you improve diversity in the industry through your own actions? This book will show you how.

Great managers can make the world a better place. Join us.

Now in print: The ebook is content complete and available from pragprog.com/book/jsengman. For the paperback edition, please support your local independent bookstore.

Phoenix LiveView Course

Early access to the Phoenix LiveView Course is now open from our friends at The Pragmatic Studio...and it's free!

Let's get real. As in really knowing—clearly and practically—what's up with Phoenix LiveView.

What is it?
How does it work?
What can I really build with it?

In this free video course, you'll get straight answers to these questions by seeing LiveView in action. One concept at a time. One real-world example at a time. One "AHA!" moment at a time.

We explore in-depth:

  • the overall programming model—it's addictive, so consider yourself warned
  • what makes LiveView unique—it's a game-changer
  • 15+ real-life examples—slip them right into your app

Nothing is left behind the scenes as "magic." By seeing LiveView used in many different situations, you'll quickly build up a strong intuition for when and how to use it.

Check out all the details on The Pragmatic Studio's free course at https://pragmaticstudio.com/courses/phoenix-liveview.

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