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  • ebook
  • 476 pages
  • Developer Hegemony - The Future of Labor
  • Erik Dietrich
  • English
  • 24 March 2017

Developer Hegemony - The Future of Labor[EPUB] ✼ Developer Hegemony - The Future of Labor ✿ Erik Dietrich – Essayreview.co.uk Our modern corporate structure is approximately the same age as the automobile For those of us building the software that will power the future, I d say it s time for an upgrade Join me in figuring ou Our modern corporate - The MOBI ñ structure is approximately the same age as the automobile For those of us building the software that will power the future, I d say it s time for an upgrade Join me in figuring Developer Hegemony Kindle - out what that looks like.


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10 thoughts on “Developer Hegemony - The Future of Labor

  1. says:

    I feel a little dirty after having read this book A great part of it unrolls why modern corporations are poor workplaces, particularly for software developers Having gone independent six years ago myself, I enjoyed the cynicism of the analysis, and found myself metaphorically cheering on the author throughout much of this part I couldn t quite shake the feeling, however, that I was suffering from massive confirmation bias.It s often entertaining and validating to read a scorching criticism of I feel a little dirty after having read this book A great part of it unrolls why modern corporations are poor workplaces, particularly for software developers Having gone independent six years ago myself, I enjoyed the cynicism of the analysis, and found myself metaphorically cheering on the author throughout much of this part I couldn t quite shake the feeling, however, that I was suffering from massive confirmation bias.It s often entertaining and validating to read a scorching criticism of something you don t like.That doesn t necessarily make it true, though.Despite the cynicism in the middle part, the overall message is positive It discusses alternative career strategies for software developers, and tries to paint a future where programmers take control of their vocation, like independent doctors and lawyers.This is a Leanpub book This typically means that it has had no editor, but is the sole work of its author If this is also the case here, Erik Dietrich has done an excellent job Occasionally, as self published books tend to do, it feels a little raw and unedited, but overall, it s well written, and both an entertaining and thought provoking book.Again, it may simply be my confirmation bias talking

  2. says:

    The book is both good and bad It s a good read if you want to gain some perspective, but it also is severely lacking in some areas to the point where I would say it give anti advice The Good You will have a mini existential crisis, especially if some of the situations described kinda sound like something you ve experienced Probably the best thing that you can take away from the book is to beintrospective and to try to think about the long term.The Bad The format chosen and the length o The book is both good and bad It s a good read if you want to gain some perspective, but it also is severely lacking in some areas to the point where I would say it give anti advice The Good You will have a mini existential crisis, especially if some of the situations described kinda sound like something you ve experienced Probably the best thing that you can take away from the book is to beintrospective and to try to think about the long term.The Bad The format chosen and the length of the chapters 1 2 3 pages make this look like a collection of blog posts There is somewhat of an overall structure to the book, but this is waaaaay to verbose for the message it s trying to send Also, the book could have used a proper editor and a fewrounds of proofreading Also, wikipedia references Jesus Tap dancing ChristThe Ugly The author generalizes his experience and slaps the label of absolute truth on it In any endeavor there is a randomness factor and each person s journey is different The author also obsesses over the pyramid of opportunists idealists pessimists which he freely admits to have basically recycled and relabeled from here While there is a grain of truth in this, the dynamics of a team and a corporation iscomplex than this Based solely on the book I do not believe the author understands how a power structure works and the many flavors it comes in hierarchy formal power is just one type of power structure.I also don t like the fact that motivation of the people working somewhere is always assumed to be i like to live indoors and eat.The author also grossly underestimates the amount of work and exposure you need, as a developer, to reach the maturity level that you need to basically work for yourself start your own gig It also glances over the fact that some types of software cannot be developed w the proposed model While we have the violin out, I m not sure that claiming that you don t want to work at a BigTechCo is sane advice especially for people fresh out of school and I m not sure the author understands the compensation structure enough to make worth it not worth it decisions Also, not sure I buy the whole risk associated with working for someone and not being free able to follow your moral compass Nowadays, developers do have options and most times landing any non entry level job isor less a formality Overall An interesting read that started promising but does not have enough credible substance to make it live up to the expectations

  3. says:

    This is an important book It might be the new Mythical Man Month for the next generation of software developers and knowledge workers Only time will tell I can only hope that the future outlined in this book might become reality one day Perhaps we re at the dawn of the age of the developer opportunist , the efficiencer A person who doesn t seek to align business with IT, but who is both business and IT I m going to needtime to digest the thought provoking content of this book N This is an important book It might be the new Mythical Man Month for the next generation of software developers and knowledge workers Only time will tell I can only hope that the future outlined in this book might become reality one day Perhaps we re at the dawn of the age of the developer opportunist , the efficiencer A person who doesn t seek to align business with IT, but who is both business and IT I m going to needtime to digest the thought provoking content of this book Needless to say that I wholeheartedly recommend this book

  4. says:

    Pros Erik makes a lot of good points that he also makes on his blog He makes the case for changing the software development industry to give software developers the power and respect they re probably owed He s positive that the way that we work is going to change, and I believe him Something has got to give with the current model which only really works for the journeymen.He gives no nonsense advice to start a blog on Wordpress and to not get sucked into considering atechnical approac Pros Erik makes a lot of good points that he also makes on his blog He makes the case for changing the software development industry to give software developers the power and respect they re probably owed He s positive that the way that we work is going to change, and I believe him Something has got to give with the current model which only really works for the journeymen.He gives no nonsense advice to start a blog on Wordpress and to not get sucked into considering atechnical approach When you re beginning to market yourself as something other than a cog in the machine you really shouldn t care about impressing other software developers with an overly convoluted, self hosted, latestJSFramework , reactive and adaptive website they re not the ones who are going to hire you.He discussed the ludicrousness of the hiring system It is absolutely ludicrous But this is where journeymen excel and so they re not going to change this process anytime soon.Cons The three groups he used to describe people in the corporate world were overly simplistic but, then again, blog turned books generally tend to be simplistic I believe workers in corporate America arecomplex than he makes out Also, I have yet to see a blogger or self help guru create a classification system for people and not posit themselves as whichever type is the coolest.His suggestion of working a full time job and then simply going home and working on your side business was unusual advice for a mature adult to give The advice is acceptable as long as the practical details are spelled out who s cooking the dinner, washing the clothes, doing the shopping, walking the dog while we spend our spare time doing this Do we survive on 4 hours of sleep When do we exercise, or focus on our hobbies Will we have any friends left And I don t mean friends like people who support my personal productivity goals , I mean friends you sit around and talk nonsense with How do I prevent my partner from leaving me when all I can talk about is work because I don t do anything else Will I have a personality anyBut the ultimate reward of doing all this work outside of work is getting to do evenwork aftwards I think that in criticising the current state of affairs he might have criticised the cult of work also, but he ended up just promoting the rat race in a different form Summary Overall a breath of fresh air he tells it like it is His career advice is probably a good idea for software developers based in the US where employment is a losing game for the employee But, I understand that over there, due to the lack of a strong social security system, one wrong move could destroy your life, so I would suggest following his advice carefully

  5. says:

    One sentence review a waste of time and money that could have been a single blog post.A review of the book in the style of the book This is the truth about how developers want and need to work If you disagree, you re pathologically wrong, because this book is right Nuff said The book is written from the perspective of someone for whom corporate structures didn t work out, and sadly, the book generalises this perspective to the level of universal truth In doing that, it puts all dissenters One sentence review a waste of time and money that could have been a single blog post.A review of the book in the style of the book This is the truth about how developers want and need to work If you disagree, you re pathologically wrong, because this book is right Nuff said The book is written from the perspective of someone for whom corporate structures didn t work out, and sadly, the book generalises this perspective to the level of universal truth In doing that, it puts all dissenters in one of three conveniently defined stereotypical drawers that all carry some sense of the people they contain being wrong, wrong, wrong either they re na ve, or they re stupid, or they re cunning Reading and buying into this content will not create empowered developers, but arrogant cynicists of the worst condescending kind The text uses numerous pseudo historic excurses, none of which is backed by appropriate references to justify the conclusions, to motivate how the corporate world is always wrong These excurses are each in itself long and winding, and the fact that they replicate each other makes the book simply too long The book also employs several fables and allegories, all to the same effect and with the same flaws as the aforementioned excurses.There is some good content in the last few chapters and the appendix that describes a model for empowered self employed developers This model is efficient and works as is proven by several individuals the author interviewed Unfortunately, the goodness is all too well hidden in betweensnark and recurses on the problematic style mentioned above.The claim to describe the future of labor sic is misleading and too broad The book describes, hidden in the cracks, a possible way of working for software developers Not all work is software development, which should not be news to anyone.The book could have been a good contribution in the form of a blog post and conference talks containing only said goodness and forgoing all of the unnecessary cynical noise As a book, it is too long and digresses too much

  6. says:

    Fantastic polemic on the future of laborI say polemic because Dietrich pulls no punches in saying what he thinks about all aspects of software development, his experience in the industry, what he sees as the future of developer labor, and related topics I m a professional productivity trainer and consultant and found his take bold and compelling, with numerous examples, metaphors, and case studies pointing the way to the future he describes I highly recommend this book not only for developers Fantastic polemic on the future of laborI say polemic because Dietrich pulls no punches in saying what he thinks about all aspects of software development, his experience in the industry, what he sees as the future of developer labor, and related topics I m a professional productivity trainer and consultant and found his take bold and compelling, with numerous examples, metaphors, and case studies pointing the way to the future he describes I highly recommend this book not only for developers seeking greater autonomy in their careers, but for any knowledge worker trying to figure out what the next level of a career in thinking looks like

  7. says:

    One of the best books I have read, I think every software developer should take a look at it The author is a good observer, gives a lot of eye opening examples, allows to understand how corporations treat employees and what are consequences of choosing different career paths Logical structure, good writing style, keeps you curious what comes next, with just enough humour I couldn t not stop reading it You don t get a pie in the sky the author suggest taking an evolutionary approach to chan One of the best books I have read, I think every software developer should take a look at it The author is a good observer, gives a lot of eye opening examples, allows to understand how corporations treat employees and what are consequences of choosing different career paths Logical structure, good writing style, keeps you curious what comes next, with just enough humour I couldn t not stop reading it You don t get a pie in the sky the author suggest taking an evolutionary approach to changes

  8. says:

    I abandoned this and have no intention of going back to it.The first 20% was enjoyable It outlined a simplistic, hyperbolic view of modern corporate life It wasn t an unreasonable model and I nodded in agreement at points, even while being slightly annoyed by repetition.After that, I slogged through another 25% of the book, wondering if the author would ever actually get to the point and what exactly that point would be It steadily becameincomprehensible and rambling, and I abandoned I abandoned this and have no intention of going back to it.The first 20% was enjoyable It outlined a simplistic, hyperbolic view of modern corporate life It wasn t an unreasonable model and I nodded in agreement at points, even while being slightly annoyed by repetition.After that, I slogged through another 25% of the book, wondering if the author would ever actually get to the point and what exactly that point would be It steadily becameincomprehensible and rambling, and I abandoned it at the 45% mark

  9. says:

    The first half of this book is a dark and deeply cynical look at the current corporate culture The part ends with a grim outline of a plan you d have to follow to succeed in this environment.Had the book ended at that point, it would be the most depressing thing I ve read in the past few years especially considering that I witness first hand some of the described pathologies at my workplace Fortunately, there s a second part which describes the alternative to the corporate model.My biggest g The first half of this book is a dark and deeply cynical look at the current corporate culture The part ends with a grim outline of a plan you d have to follow to succeed in this environment.Had the book ended at that point, it would be the most depressing thing I ve read in the past few years especially considering that I witness first hand some of the described pathologies at my workplace Fortunately, there s a second part which describes the alternative to the corporate model.My biggest gripe with this title is that it offers a pretty one sided perspective It feels as if the author projected his personal experiences onto the general public The selection of the people he interviewed screams confirmation bias I d like to see some counterexamples to the main narrative big companies with decent culture or individuals who thrive in the corporate context without turning into Machiavellian bastards.Having said that, the author makes a few really good points and the book made me think about my current and past job experiences That alone was worth the time spent reading it I recommend this book for everyone in software development industry

  10. says:

    Absolutely loved reading this book If you have been a software developer for a while, almost everything sticks out as a personal experience witnessed one time or the other.

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