Your First Year in Code

A complete guide for new & aspiring developers

Starting a career in programming can be intimidating. Your First Year in Code can help, with practical advice on topics like code reviews, resume writing, fitting in, ethics, and finding your dream job.
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Isaac Lyman
Author, Your First Year in Code
Hello, hunters! If you work with programmers or have ever considered becoming one, this is the book for you. It's produced by DEV and co-authored by 15 of the coolest programmers I know. It's having a stellar opening week, with 1,400+ downloads in the first day, being featured on the home page of LeanPub, and getting a top trending post on We made it pay-what-you-can, so feel free to pick up a copy for yourself or the junior developer in your life! See the announcement post:
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I've been meaning to learn for years, but the bursts of energy never last. :p But this looks nice, I'll give it a go. This time surely I shall defeat my greatest enemy; myself.
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Kyle222Founder of 21Q
It's on my "to read" list. Thank you!
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