29 tips for succeeding as an independent developer

Find out how to cut corporate ties and transform your coding chops into a thriving business that can go the distance

Software developers face a challenging employment landscape. On the one hand, the main advantages of corporate employment — job security, career advancement opportunities, retirement benefits, health insurance — are disappearing. At the same time, the demand for programming skills continues to grow and grow. No wonder, then, that many developers are considering the independent path.

But before you pack up your cubicle and hang up your shingle, read up on these 29 tips from a developer who has traveled the independent road, took notes along the way, and reaped the rewards. Get the big picture and best practices from a developer who’s taken his core knowledge of coding and turned it into a sustainable, successful business.

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