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Discussion on: What do you need to become a great developer?

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Ryan Latta

I think great developers, in addition to the Anja's list, solve real problems. I see a lot of developers focus on the solution side too much.

There is way too much code written that is never executed.

A great developer knows how to involve themselves deeply with customer, user, and stakeholder needs so they have a sense of what problems need to be solved and which ones are just going to be a source of bugs later.