Many of us are challenging ourselves to grow in the new year. One area of growth I strive for is in my career as a software developer. To that end, I’m sharing my 2018 reading challenge. I hope you will find it stretches your technical ability.
How it works
- Choose a reading goal early in the year and set your pace accordingly.
- The beginner reading challenge is 1 book a quarter.
- The advanced reading challenge is 1 book a month with 2 months off.
- Choose the books and read them in any order, checking them off as you complete them.
- Post about your progress on Twitter using the hashtag #2018TechReadingChallenge. (Cross-post on Slack too)
- Define your definition of “read,” since some technical books are pretty dry if you try to read them from cover to cover.
- Ignore the categories and use #2018TechReadingChallenge about any software development book you read this year.
2018 Reading challenge (beginner—4 books)
- A book about unit testing
- A book about a framework, tool, or language
- A book recommended by a coworker
- A book published in 2018
2018 Reading challenge (advanced—10 books)
- All the books in the beginner list plus:
- A book about leadership
- A book about an abstract concept
- A book about software architecture
- A book about agile
- A book from the 80s
- A book with an animal on the cover