Skillsoft Adds ‘The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide’ to Leading Corporate Learning Library

John Sonmez’s best-selling title helps IT professionals accelerate their careers by honing their hard and soft skills

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning, today announced that it welcomes John Sonmez’s best-selling book, “The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide,” to its industry-leading corporate learning content library. Sonmez is a renowned author and the founder of Simple Programmer, a brand and blog that reaches 1.4 million global developers, programmers and IT professionals to help them “improve their careers and live better lives.”

“The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide” complements Skillsoft’s IT Skills & Certification and Business & Leadership Skills content by helping developers adopt both the “hard” and “soft” skills needed to become well-rounded, versatile IT professionals. Since its July 2017 launch, Sonmez' book has been ranked a best-seller by both and the Wall Street Journal.

“The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide’ is the bible of IT career development,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft group. “We’re thrilled to add John Sonmez to our growing list of impressive thought leaders. Very few experts have synthesized the case for blending business and technology skills the way he has. This title will become an integral piece of our carefully curated content to help developers and IT professionals close individual skills gaps and grow their careers.”

Sonmez’ book will be available on Skillsoft’s new Percipio platform, a cloud-based, state-of-the-art learning platform that delivers books and courses through personalized and highly visual learning paths.

“The days of the one-dimensional ‘code monkey’ programmer are over. Companies today demand software developers with broad range of technical skills. At the same time, they want developers who communicate clearly and present themselves professionally,” said John Sonmez, author and the founder of Simple Programmer. “Skillsoft excels at training corporate developers on the essential ‘hard’ technical skills. At Simple Programmer, I teach developers the ‘soft’ skills that make them the type of top-shelf talent companies are dying to promote and retain. That's why I'm so excited to see our two companies teaming up. We're two sides of the same coin, both working to serve developers and the businesses that rely on them.”

The content in Sonmez’s self-published book applies to a range of new and veteran IT professionals. In it, they will learn:

  • How to find and fill the gaps in their technical knowledge to face any new challenges
  • How to decide which programming language to master first
  • How to determine which coding boot camps are worth it
  • What to wear when the "dress code is casual around here”
  • How to deal with bosses who micromanage and become the MVP of the team
  • The technical skills that every professional developer must have - but no one teaches

Skillsoft works with more than 230 global publishers to offer over 40,000 best-selling digital and audiobook titles that enable today’s learners to achieve their fullest potential. With comprehensive coverage including IT, software development, web design, professional effectiveness, leadership and digital skills, the library includes the largest collection of audiobooks of any corporate learning company in the world. The company delivers these digital books and courses across 450 channels that have been curated based on more than 50,000 competencies. These topical learning areas have been mapped out by experts and aligned to the skills most valued by the world’s leading organizations.

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Source: Skillsoft