Progress comes slowly, but still, if I think of where I was a year ago I am certain that I have come a long way. There are few days where I can close my laptop for the day without having learned something useful. Though I know I have picked up a lot of new skills, it is tough to quantify progress on one's journey to become a better developer.
So here is my question for the DEV community, how do you measure progress in your career as a developer?
My initial stab at answering this question is looking at the projects I lead at work. Early on, I mostly contributed small pieces to larger projects. In the past year the number and scope of things that I oversee has grown quite a bit.
Another approach is looking at skills. I have learned quite a bit about leveraging Redis and Mysql in the past year. Should I measure progress by looking at growing list of skills I could put on my resume?
Even in combination, these still don't seem to fully capture the idea of career progress to me. What do you think? How do you measure career growth?