This is not explicitly about software, but MongoDB, the company behind the database, is up about 17% (as I write this) after announcing earnings and outlook.
That means that MongoDB is climbing towards a $6 billion valuation as a publicly traded company. Amazon's release of DocumentDB worried some people about Mongo's outlook—but apparently the picture is still pretty rosie.
Disclosure: I own a bit of MongoDB stock.
Soft skills are as critical as technical skills for a software engineer. No one works in isolation. Each person has to deal with teammates, colleagues, managers, etc. Therefore team interpersonal skills are essential too. Soft skills include things like good communication, honesty, teamwork, integrity, organization, empathy, etc.