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What are the top 3 traits or skills every software engineer must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your software engineer expertise?

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jlssinc in Skokie, Illinois

68 months ago

I'm glad to see how we think. Programming, designing, architecture are all art-forms. The field is full of new things happening all the time - what fun!

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David in New York, New York

64 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every software engineer must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your software engineer expertise?

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jlssinc in Skokie, Illinois

55 months ago

I didn't realize I wrote that... It's been a while and I hope it was helpful.

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Wise Man in Paterson, New Jersey

39 months ago

Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every software engineer must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your software engineer expertise?

All you need to do is find 3 pennies in a bunch of leaves

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medoessa in Amman, Jordan

38 months ago

wow

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ss in Gainesville, Florida

35 months ago

JAVA, JAVA, JAVAA

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Yosep Kim in Suwanee, Georgia

34 months ago

I sincerely wonder why people keep talking about H1B visa? Can someone educate me here? I don't get it. I have seen and worked with a lot more American engineers than non-US developers throughout 6 years of service. I mean, yes, I do see many Indian developers around but they are not overtaking the whole country!! And also, I see a lot more American IT managers around.

To answer the original question, I would say "it really depends on what you want to do." Do you want to develop web applications? Then, Ruby on Rails and ASP.Net would be great choices. If you want to do more of backend stuff, .Net and Java would do. Java would be useful, if you are interested in doing open source projects.

In order for one to be excel in software development field is, however,

1. Ability to see big pictures
2. Ability to communicate with business / non-technical staff
3. Ability to come up with solutions to complex problems and execute them accordingly

The game is NOT about the technology you are using, it's about your intellectual capability.

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Yosep Kim in Suwanee, Georgia

34 months ago

My apology for typos and bad grammars...

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