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Discussion on: What is a Senior Developer *Really*?

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Charanjit Chana

πŸ’― agree on mentoring. Enabling others is so important, your team/product may only be as strong as the β€œweakest” developer so Senior Devs can use their experience to bring up the skills of everyone else. That then means everyone is making better decisions and writing better code.

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Bill Miller

I agree as well. A good senior is hoping to develop teammates to become peers to accomplish more interesting tasks together as a team.

They should also be interested in learning new things from anyone, because by default a senior will have more experience and therefore their education was further in the past than a more recent person entering the field. Things change, and keeping up with the changes is what makes a good developer at any level. The people that learn just enough to do their job, are rarely good seniors.