Entirely beside the point of whether you consider Lattes to have value, I assume you consider your career does? Maybe you’re working up to a glorious technocratic empire, constant spreads in Inc., Johnny Ive begging you to please, please come back to Apple. Perhaps you’d just like to not go bankrupt.
Avdi Grimm, Generally Awesome Person and Excellent Ruby Developer, would also like this. He posted this article explaining that, while he’s not in imminent danger of dying in debtors prison, he’s not liking his income trend.
This was probably a rough thing to admit because talking about money makes people weird and evidence of failure is often taken as evidence of deserved failure. To me it was rough to read because Avdi is an excellent developer who makes fantastic resources. I’ve loved reading Confident Ruby. I’ve been a subscriber to Ruby Tapas (his short-form screencast series) for over two years. If you’re wanting to invest some cash in your career, and have that go directly to a literal Ruby Hero, go read the blog post and then buy a book or subscribe to Ruby Tapas. You’ll get value out of them. And yes, I think they’re good for a developer’s work as at least two cups of coffee.
(I’m not being paid for this post; I don’t think I’ve ever met Avdi, I just think he’s made some nifty stuff and this was a good chance to turn you all onto it.)