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100 Bytes Of Wisdom: Day 24

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I'll start this by saying almost every sports teamwork metaphor you can think of will also apply to software teams. Software, when written in teams inside of companies of any size, is a team sport. The success of the team should take priority over the success of the individuals.

With being a team sport, your soft skills have to come to the party just as much, if not more than your hard skills. Teamwork, communication, empathy, respect, and many more need to be on display and used every single day.

A lot of juniors want to know how to be a better software developer. The answer usually isn't more JavaScript, it's more work soft skills. More teamwork.

Work on it.

Heads up: As with any terse bit of advice, there will be exceptions of course, and subtleties and nuance that can't possibly be captured in a Byte of Wisdom. This has been what I've experienced, I'd love to hear yours in the comments too!

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