Technical Wealth University

AI Proficiency Skills for Software Developers

Course Overview: Unlock the potential of AI in your software development projects with this comprehensive training course designed specifically for developers. Learn how to integrate Edensoft Lab’s ADAM AI (Autonomous Developers & Mentors) into your development process, improving code quality, speeding up debugging, accelerating learning of technical skills, and innovating in problem-solving. 

In this 1 week hands-on class with ADAM AI, you will execute hands-on exercises with real source code samples (provided by Edensoft Labs and/or your own code bases). Each developer will learn how to use ADAM AI to improve the quality, maintainability, and test coverage of their code.

Target Audience:

  • Software developers and engineers
  • Technical team leads
  • Anyone interested in AI-driven development tools

Course Duration: 5 consecutive days

Delivery Format: Live hands-on coding labs led by an Edensoft Labs expert mentor.

Key Modules:

  1. Introduction to AI in Software Development
    • Overview of AI and machine learning basics
    • Introduction to ADAM AI and its capabilities
  2. Enhancing Code Quality with ADAM AI
    • Using ADAM for code reviews and suggestions
    • Implementing AI-powered debugging techniques
  3. Enhancing Code Maintainability with ADAM AI
    • Understanding the foundations of what makes code highly maintainable
    • Necessary human collaboration with ADAM AI to produce highly maintainable code
  4. Refactoring Legacy Code with ADAM AI
    • Tools and methodologies for analyzing legacy code
    • Step-by-step guidance on refactoring using AI-generated suggestions
    • Building robust testing frameworks to verify code before and after refactoring
  5. Advanced Problem Solving with ADAM AI
    • Leveraging ADAM AI as a mentor for algorithm design and optimization
    • Case studies: Real-world problem-solving with ADAM AI

Learning Outcomes:

  • Achieve proficiency in leveraging ADAM AI to enhance coding productivity.
  • Gain the ability to use ADAM AI for crafting high-quality code via AI enhanced debugging skills and unit testing skills.
  • Develop skills in using ADAM AI to create intuitive and highly maintainable code.
  • Boost technical skills and learning efficiency with ADAM AI.

Certification: Edensoft Labs certificate of completion awarded to participants who meet course requirements.

Software Craftsmanship Training

This training course provides software professionals with the expertise needed for exceptional software craftsmanship, applicable across all programming languages and frameworks. Here is a summary of what participants will learn:

  1. Software Craftsmanship: Learn about the importance of craftsmanship skill over process (Agile, Scrum, SAFe/LeSS, VSM, Lean, Kanban) in creating high-quality, maintainable code. This includes mentorship and critical feedback on real coding tasks to cultivate excellent design skills.
  2. Software Architecture Importance: Discover the critical role of software architecture in determining the success or failure of a project, emphasizing the enduring impact of early decisions. Understand why relying solely on testing and refactoring strategies falls short in producing high-quality, maintainable software systems.
  3. Conquering Technical Debt: Understand the unique challenges of software engineering, which requires strategic organization of complex systems and vigilant monitoring of Technical Debt. Learn to identify, measure, and manage technical debt efficiently, turning it into Technical Wealth with each software delivery. Focus on controlling the natural increase in disorder over time by adopting practices that maintain order and minimize entropy.
  4. Critical Analysis of Mainstream Design Advice: Explore the drawbacks of widely accepted design principles and Design Patterns, understanding how they can add complexity instead of simplifying projects. This section critically assesses conventional approaches, promoting simplicity in design and a focus on principles that genuinely improve maintainability and quality.
  5. Methodology Customization: Discover why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for software development. Customize your software engineering methodologies to meet your specific business needs. Learn to identify and approach the complex, complicated, and obvious aspects of your larger development projects appropriately. Additionally, differentiate between rapid prototyping and long-term sustainable development.
  6. Developing Abstraction Skills: Use OO techniques to design intuitive and maintainable class ecosystems. By aligning software abstractions with the real world and problem domain, software designers can achieve much more highly intuitive & maintainable designs.

This course is designed for software professionals who aspire to continuously grow in the art of software craftsmanship, enabling them to lead and innovate within their teams and organizations. It offers a deep dive into the principles that foster robust, intuitive, and maintainable software systems, making it an essential program for anyone looking to advance in the tech industry.

Continuous Learning Culture

This training course equips software engineers and organizations with advanced strategies for lifelong learning and sustained high performance in the field. Here are the key offerings:

  1. Continuous Skill Development: Engineers learn the importance of regularly updating their skills to stay competitive, focusing on active engagement in challenging practice and receptive feedback mechanisms.
  2. Optimal Learning Environments: Participants will explore how to create environments that encourage continuous development through rigorous practice, structured mentorship, and operating within a learning zone that stretches abilities.
  3. Biological Foundations of Talent Development: The training emphasizes that intensive practice can lead to physical changes in the brain, notably through myelin development, which is the path to boosting software craftsmanship talent.
  4. Talent Development Strategies: Methods for cultivating talent, such as structured code reviews, discipline, and mentorship are covered extensively. Mentorship, in particular, is a vital but often neglected aspect in software engineering.
  5. Constructive Performance Feedback: The course provides frameworks for performance reviews that are data-driven and constructive, designed to promote professional growth effectively.
  6. Creating Opportunity for Career Progression: Participants learn how to foster an environment where opportunities for career progression are plentiful, reducing competitive tensions and promoting a collaborative culture. Innovation is approached as a skill that builds on a robust base of knowledge.
  7. Team-Centric Learning: The course stresses the importance of developing teams, not just individuals, with strategies that include repeat practice, coaching, feedback, self-regulation, and building shared knowledge and mental models.

This course offers a comprehensive approach to developing a culture of continuous learning that enhances individual and team performance, making it an essential investment for organizations aiming to lead in the competitive tech industry.

Soft Skills for Technical Performers

This course is designed to enhance interpersonal and self-management skills critical for professionals in technical fields. Here’s a brief overview of the course content:

Getting Along with People

  1. Fundamental Techniques in Handling People: Learn to avoid criticism, appreciate sincerely, and motivate others effectively.
  2. Changing People Without Offense: Start with praise, gently address errors, and encourage every improvement to inspire and motivate.
  3. Making People Like You: Cultivate likability through genuine interest, remembering names, and valuing others’ perspectives.
  4. Influencing People: Navigate conversations tactfully, respect differing opinions, and appeal to higher motives.
  5. Social Skills: Develop a personalized approach to social interactions that plays to your strengths.
  6. Enhancing Conversations: Engage deeply through active listening and thoughtful questions.
  7. Being Memorable: Utilize your unique qualities to make a lasting, positive impact.
  8. Being Likable: Introduce elements of mystery and intrigue in your interactions to captivate attention.
  9. Uncovering Hidden Emotions: Learn to read and respond to nonverbal cues for better empathy and understanding.

Self-Regulation

  1. Managing Worry: Techniques to live in the present and rationalize worries into actionable plans.
  2. Breaking the Worry Habit: Stay engaged in meaningful activities and prepare for the worst to lessen anxiety.
  3. Cultivating Positive Mental Attitude: Focus on gratitude, authenticity, and turning worries into constructive actions.
  4. Handling Criticism: Analyze criticism constructively, learning to distinguish helpful feedback from harmful noise.
  5. Maintaining High Spirits: Implement habits for rest, relaxation, and maintaining high energy levels.

This training aims to equip participants with essential soft skills that improve communication, interpersonal relations, personal resilience, and overall effectiveness in their professional roles.