re: Why being a good programmer barely requires programming at all. VIEW POST

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For me there's three traits that make a good programmer:
1: The ability to read other people's (or own) code and understand what happens in them, even if they're written badly or ugly
2: The ability to write pretty code that does what it's supposed to
3: The ability to explain code in a way that helps other people understand why something happens and helps them improve

Though I see it more as a spectrum you always can improve on, rather than a binary "good-or-not"

 

Spot on, we're all just shades of grey!

 

2: The ability to write pretty code that does what it's supposed to

I love that :)

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