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“How do I get better at coding and land a development job?”

I get this question a lot. Coding is a difficult field, and it can be very overwhelming when you're early in your career. There's so much stuff to learn, so many possible areas to focus on, and how on Earth are you supposed to land a job without any experience?

I've been a developer for several years now, and I still get overwhelmed sometimes. But I've also learned a lot of valuable lessons that has helped me make tremendous progress in a short amount of time.

A lot of the difficulties we encounter when learning to code is because our mindset isn't right. Coding is unique, and so it takes time for our brains to adjust to the field.

But once we do, we're able to improve our skills, be more productive, deal with self-doubt, land a job, and actually solve problems for real people and businesses. All while earning good money, too!

That is exactly why I wrote this book. I want to help you reframe your mindset, through tactical advice and effective practices. This book shares everything I know about being a professional developer, improving your skills, and landing your dream development job. Jam-packed with actionable advice and real-world experiences, I want to help you be the best developer you can be.

Let's get started!

Mastering the Coding Mindset is an easy to understand, in-depth guide on how to learn, prepare, communicate, deal with self doubt and much more. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to become or is already working as a software developer.
Brad Traversy

What's inside

The Book

The comprehensive 118 page ebook jam-packed with examples and applicable tips & tricks, relevant through your entire coding journey. Written in a structured, easily readable manner with concise chapters that arrive directly at the point. Below is an overview of the four main sections and their chapters 👇

Technical Fundamentals

  • Break problems into smaller tasks
  • Practice consistently
  • Build projects
  • Narrow your focus
  • Learn language fundamentals before frameworks
  • Problem solving
  • Reading code
  • Writing code
  • Understand concepts & patterns
  • Engineering principles
  • Perfect code
  • Staying level-headed and pragmatic

Productivity

  • Learning how to learn
  • Entering “flow” state
  • Habits are the key
  • Create quick feedback loops
  • Done is better than perfect
  • Develop systems
  • Get comfortable with your tools
  • Take breaks to avoid burnout

Mindset

  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Don’t compare yourself to others
  • You are not your code
  • Communication
  • Working in a team
  • Creating value
  • Understand the business
  • Staying motivated
  • Don’t give up

Landing the job

  • Applying for jobs
  • Create a compelling resume
  • Catching attention
  • Passing the interviews
  • How to negotiate
  • Start a blog

Videos

Four bonus videos with detailed content and examples. Watch the story of how I landed my first development job with key takeaways to land your own job. Learn how the hiring process works, and how to prepare and pass the different stages. Finally, learn the best method to improve your problem solving skills through practical examples 👇

How I Got My First Job (15:48)

Beating the Hiring Process (21:02)

Problem Solving (17:18)

Problem Solving Examples (17:38)

'Mastering the Coding Mindset' is a great resource for anyone serious about taking their career in Software Development to the next level! Especially for entry-level developers, it has a great introduction to technical fundamentals, without being overwhelming. And even for experienced developers, Mads Brodt is shedding light on a series of great habits that are worth picking up today, and keeping for the rest of a work-life! This book is highly recommended
Simon Høiberg

About the Author

Hello! I'm Mads Brodt — a developer, author, teacher, creator and blogger. I've been a front-end developer for several years, and I teach everything I know on my blog and through Twitter

What people are saying

“Development is more than just about writing code. Learning to get into the right mind-space to be effective is one of the hardest challenges for a programmer. If you want to think like a programmer, rather than just write code, then this is the book you need. Learn all of the soft skills you need which would usually take years of experience to acquire, and use it to find your next job.”
Dan Spratling
“Well-structured, relevant information to return to again and again. Mads presents advice in an easy-to-understand digestible format that's indispensable for the developer starting out, but also serves as excellent reminders for the more seasoned.”
Annie Bombanie
“This book was an eye opener for me! It changed the way i approach projects, learning, and most of all my mindset when it comes to learning. If you need some tips, or new ways to think, I can’t suggest this book enough, it’s something I will reference for a long time!”
Devin Ford
“Currently reading through 'Mastering the Coding Mindset' by Mads Brodt and I am impressed. It's a topic that is extremely important but often missed and overlooked. Mads has taken his time and done some thorough research to ensure this book is well detailed and useful. I fully believe it will be useful for the majority of developers to think more about how they tackle a problem, go about their day-to-day routine and just overall improve their coding mindset. The book structure is laid out into 4 well-outlined sections with a fair amount of images and easy-to-read font (clear readable text and well-structured paragraphs and chapters).”
Jack Domleo

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The Complete Package

$ 49 $ 25 USD
  • The 118-page book in PDF and EPUB format
  • Jam-packed with practical examples and actionable advice that will help you throughout your entire development career
  • Over 70+ minutes of video content
  • Two videos on how to land a job, based on my own story from three different development jobs
  • Two videos on problem solving, and how to improve this key skill for developers
  • A personal resume review. Send me your resume/CV and I'll offer suggestions for improvement

The Book

$ 25 $ 12 USD
  • The 118-page book in PDF and EPUB format
  • Jam-packed with practical examples and actionable advice that will help you throughout your entire development career

Frequently asked questions

Who is this book for?

This book is written to any person who works with code, as part of their job or on their own time. All of the content is field-agnostic, meaning it will benefit you regardless of your focus area. If you're a front-end developer, back-end developer, app maker, data scientist, DevOps engineer, or you just want to get better at developing: this book is for you. Most of the examples are related to front-end development, as that is my personal expertise, but I've worked hard to make sure everyone can use the book.

Will I learn anything as a junior / newbie developer?

Absolutely yes! The book is largely written with new developers in mind, or people that are early in their coding career. The book also features a lot of valuable advice on how to land a development job, especially if it's your first one.

Can I get a preview of the book before I decide to buy it?

Yes you can! Sign up with your email in the input field on top of the page. You'll then receive an email with an example chapter from the book.

Do you accept PayPal?

Absolutely. When you're checking out with Gumroad, look for the "PayPal" option. You'll still get the access link sent to your email after purchasing.

Can I upgrade my package after purchasing?

Sure thing. If you bought the book and want to get the videos afterward, shoot me an email at me@madsbrodt.com and we'll sort it out.

What if I'm not satisfied?

Sometimes, a product is just not for you - and that's okay! I have a 30 day, full-refund, no-questions-asked policy. If the book or videos are not what you expected, write me an email at me@madsbrodt.com and you'll get all your money back.

I have another question!

You can always reach me with email at me@madsbrodt.com or send me a DM on Twitter. I'll likely respond within 24 hours unless something crazy happens 👀

Mastering the Coding Mindset is a fantastic book because Mads is an empathetic person - you get the sense as you read that he remembers exactly what it was like to be a new developer. This book isn’t about learning shiny new toys - it’s about acquiring the habits and foundational skills needed to succeed as a developer. As such, I wholeheartedly recommend it.
James Tucker