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Discussion on: 5 most underrated skills of a top developer

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Christy Campbell

Number one biggest underrated skill in a developer for me is the ability to manage their focus/effort. This can range from the small (cases to tests, meetings to decline, minor comments in a code review to ignore) to the large (pushing clients to allow a feature to be delayed so that an MVP can be shipped, writing tools to remove manual process from their ownership). The best developers I have worked with are masters of spending time on the important stuff

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Anubhav Singhal ☃️ Author

Hi, Christy
I agree with you, it's just that I wanted to focus this article more on developer skills, and ability to manage focus/effort is a skill that is, irrespective of profession, a very important skill.