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Discussion on: 10 soft and hard skills you need to be a good developer

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Emma Bostian ✨

Nice article! I wouldn't explicitly state that you need to know databases to be a good developer. The skills you may want to have will change depending upon the domain i.e. frontend, backend, full stack, ux engineering.

And I personally don't like to say "you HAVE to have these skills to be considered a good developer" because while you may WANT to have certain skills, as they may help you excel more quickly, everyone has different skills and that's okay!

I do appreciate, however, that you stated these are your opinions, I would just be more mindful that not all developers NEED to have these skills to be good :)

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Supun Kavinda

I wouldn't explicitly state that you need to know databases to be a good developer.

My opinion contradicts this. Learning how to do queries is not essential for everyone. But, how the data is stored in databases in the cloud is something that a developer (especially web developer) should know, in my opinion.