How to Do Great Work
John Li is an Android Tech Lead at Wayfair. He is a huge fan of experimenting with mobile technology and has participated in over 30+ hackathons. He is currently challenging himself to understand one of the world's greatest mysteries: how Dagger2 works under the hood.
I recently moved cross-county to join Wayfair as the Android Tech Lead of the Design Services team. I found myself halfway between the responsibilities of a manager and an Android developer with a new product to understand and a small team of junior developers to mentor. Inspired by Julie Zhou's advice in The Making of a Manager, I decided to outline what it means to do great work as an Android developer. I am here to share the soft skills and programming patterns that I have found in my experience to be both important and rewarding. These are the same skills and patterns that drive the Design Services team at Wayfair.
Introductory and overview