Ask the (Hands-on) Engineering Manager

As I'm writing a book on growing as a software developer, I'm kicking off a series called "Ask the EM", where I'm answering career development questions for software developers.

I've been a software engineer for 10 years, working across the stack, growing from junior, through senior to a principal position. I then moved to be an engineering manager, having helped tens of developers on my team grow, get promoted and get better in various areas.

If you have a question on career growth, professional growth or other topics that someone like myself can answer, send an email to askTheEM@pragmaticengineer.com. The more context you provide, the better.

I'll be publishing answers to some of the popular questions on this blog. Answers to posts:

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