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What Are the Top 3 Qualities of Successful Devs?

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What are the top three qualities or skills that define a successful developer in today's fast-paced industry?

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Top comments (12)

houseofleft profile image
  1. Being comfortable enough with not knowing things that you can be happy in an industry where things are always changing 🀯
  2. Being uncomfortable enough with not knowing things that you will have the drive to keep up with learning in an industry where things are always changing πŸ€“
  3. Enough balance in your life to recover after 1 & 2 πŸ˜…
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Jake Lundberg

I would have to say:

  • Curiosity
  • Tolerance
  • Determination
dionarodrigues profile image
Diona Rodrigues
  1. Love learning
  2. Be responsible
  3. Stay motivated.
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Jon Randy πŸŽ–οΈ

That would depend on the definition of success.

fyodorio profile image
  1. Love of definitions
  2. Love of finding dependencies
  3. Love of uncertain feedback
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Bala Madhusoodhanan

Take accountability - own the problems, create solutions, follow though on our commitments, and make it happen.
Empowered - creative and have a bias towards action, we feel empowered and don’t always wait for permission

ibneadam001 profile image

The top three qualities of successful developers, often referred to as "devs," are:

Technical Proficiency: Successful developers possess a deep understanding of the programming languages, frameworks, and tools relevant to their field. They continually update their skills to keep pace with evolving technologies. Technical proficiency enables them to write efficient, clean code and solve complex problems effectively.

Problem-Solving Skills: Devs excel at problem-solving. They can break down complex challenges into manageable components, identify issues, and devise innovative solutions. This ability is crucial for tackling real-world issues in software development and creating efficient, user-friendly solutions.

Effective Communication: Successful developers communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and clients. They can explain technical concepts in a clear and understandable manner, collaborate seamlessly with others, and translate business requirements into technical solutions. Effective communication fosters teamwork and ensures that projects align with goals and expectations.

tqbit profile image
  1. Curiosity
  2. Empathy
  3. Patience
crazycga profile image

Speaking as a mentor the one skill that I would LOVE to teach new devs is when to stop and just let a project be.. Took me forever to learn and so I try to teach others.

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Enakshi Pal
  1. Understanding the Business needs
  2. Taking Accountability
  3. Debugging
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Ryan • Edited
  1. Curious, to seek understanding
  2. Empathetic, to mentor
  3. Brave, to know what we don't know