Being a Lead Software Developer

Be the best lead software developer you can be

Being a Lead Software Developer

Be the best lead software developer you can be

Learn best practices for being a great lead software developer. Every software developer at some point will have the opportunity to become a lead software developer. Definitions of what exactly a lead software developer is are different, but in this book I will provide you with best practices and tools to be the best lead developer you can be. For yourself, your peers and the business leaders you are working with.

On a number of topical areas I will go into details about the lessons I learned when growing into my role as a lead software developer. Everybody's environment is different, but I think there is something useful in this book for everyone.

The book will be available in PDF, Mobi and ePub format through Gumroad.

The book is also available on Amazon as a Kindle eBook.

After the initial publication I plan on releasing updated versions of the book based on the feedback I receive and additional experience I have gained on the subject matter.

Here is a preliminary overview of the contents of the book.


  • Why did I write this book / Who this book is for / Who am I?
  • Book format
  • What is a Lead Software Developer
  • What about a senior software developer?
  • Should you want to be a Lead Software Developer

Your team

  • Keep tabs on your peers and surroundings
  • Stay on the lookout for suitable training
  • Regular knowledge sharing sessions
  • Supporting the work of others
  • Onboarding new team members
  • Coaching
  • Pair programming
  • Leading

The business

  • Planning
  • Translating
  • Fighting for technical progress


  • Notetaking
  • Scheduling your time
  • On being reliable
  • Coding
  • Learning
  • Communicating
  • Meetings

Closing notes