This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
What is the main objective of this book? Does it help developers build a well rounded ability with both technical and soft skills required for their career success? or Is it aimed more at programming side?
Hello Arulk, The book is a series of interviews with people who have been key players in the software and IT industry (Rod Johnson of spring, best selling programming books author Herb Schildt, Max Levchin Co-founder and Former CTO of PayPal, etc). The book goes on how the see problems and how they solve them, and their approach to soft skills and hard skills. The book is divided into 14 chapters/interviews, and the last one is with Weird Al Yankovic (the rockstar). The book is non technical, and it gives you the different points of views of many people regarding soft skills, hard skills and other stuff.
I am not sure, but I think he does. Here is a little excerpt from the Weird Al chapter, just for all you JavaRanch cowboys and cowgirls: