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Discussion on: What Front-End Developer Skills Should You Focus on Leading Into 2020?

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Matt Bee

To be honest I think general problem solving and communication (in code or in person with stakeholders) is as important as data structures. You can pick up data structures as you learn, I did and am doing OK.

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Jesse R Davis • Edited on

"Soft Skills" are very important, indeed - it can make you more marketable and a much better team mate to work with.

Data Structures and Algorithms are something that can be learned on a need-to-know basis. Most Web Developers - especially front-end devs, which this article was targeted at (new ones at that) - can go an entire, successful, career without knowing anything in-depth about them, frankly. So I don't think they are "foundational knowledge" points that should gate-keep people out of the developer space.