You study object-oriented programming principles, use Git in all your projects, and know your code inside and out. What comes next?

This anthology collects articles first published in php[architect] magazine. Touching on topics in professional development, each one will give you advice on the soft, non-technical skills you should cultivate. A successful, long-term career in software development depends on much more than knowing the PHP manual by heart. Make sure you’re prepared for the next step.

Read a sample excerpt from the book

The sample includes the Table of Contents and Index.

Professional Development Topics

  • An overview of the skills and practices to keep your knowledge up to date.
  • How the PHP Community and Open Source can sharpen your skills.
  • Recognizing and avoiding Burnout in you and your coworkers.
  • Defining the responsibilities of a Senior Developer role.
  • Getting the most out of Conferences and why your team should be attending one.
  • Becoming a speaker to share what you learn from getting over a fear of public speaking to crafting your next talk proposal.
  • Advice on starting your own local user group.
  • Handling scope changes and bug reports effectively.
  • What is meant by product management and how to transition into it.
  • The pros and cons of freelancing versus being a founder.
  • Preparing a resume which resonates with employers and recruiters.

Each month in php[architect] magazine, experts from the PHP community and wider web development community share their knowledge and experience with our readers.