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Discussion on: What skills, besides purely technical, do you look for in other developers?

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Someone who learns fast and wants to learn. I can teach skills to anyone, but if they don't have the drive to learn then the lessons are not going anywhere.

Also, I look for humility and lack of embarrassment re: their code. I think a lot of devs suffer bc they're to afraid to show other people their code till it is "perfect". Code is never ever ever going to be perfect and in the mean time those that are embarrassed are missing the opportunity to learn and teach their code and perspective. There is plenty to be learned from reviewing in progress code and if the person can't get over their fear of sharing code (and really, understanding that everyone writes"bad code" at points) they're missing out.

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Yeah, and in general to all devs: with code I find that the end isn't nearly as valuable as the journey there. If you work w a team of devs, share and review each other's code and talk to each other about it. It's one of the most valuable resourcs you have access to.