Thank you for purchasing the MEAP for the Lead Developer Career Guide. As you embark on this journey, I assure you that this book is an excellent resource that will equip you with all the essential skills and knowledge you need to pursue a successful career as a Lead Developer.
It is true that there is a lack of references available specifically for Lead Developers, and most tech leadership references are made for Development Managers. While there are similarities in the roles, there are also distinct differences between the two positions. Development Managers are typically responsible for overseeing a team of developers and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. On the other hand, Lead Developers are responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance to a team of developers, including setting technical standards and architecture, communicating with clients and stakeholders, and ensuring that projects are completed at a high level of technical quality. The Lead Developer Career Guide addresses this gap by providing targeted information and guidance specifically for Lead Developers, helping them develop the skills they need to excel in their role.