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Discussion on: The Five Pillars of a Successful Career in Software

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Mauro Garcia

Awesome list! I would add one more:

  • Humility: I've met many developers who think they already know everything. In my opinion, this is one of the main reasons that lead to being outdated and not growing professionally.
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Daragh Byrne

A hundred times this :) the best devs I encounter are super humble. Massive egos are a red flag.

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Mauro Garcia

I couldn't agree with you more!!

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kethmars

Damn, great point!

The colleagues I respect the most are the ones who are really smart but also humble - whatever
question you ask, they will take time and effort to make sure you've understood it. They're the kind of role models to look up for.

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Mauro Garcia

That kind of colleagues are super scarce and valuable!

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Holy-Elie Scaïde

That's a very difficult one. It's often a conscious effort for me to take a step back and consider what others have to say about your work. But I do it. While I believe my work is the best, I make myself believe it's a different person who wrote it. There's me, the coder, and me, the reviewer. That make it easier to accept critics.

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Mauro Garcia

Good one! In my case, me, the reviewer is always yelling at me, the developer :D