When problems surface, a creative developer knows solutions likely already exist. And if it doesn’t, the developer isn’t afraid to come up with new solutions.
As a software developer, solutions aren’t handed over to you to mindlessly code. Instead, you must explore possibilities, weighing different technologies and your team’s skills. After gaining some experience to understand what technologies exist, the creativity of combining these solutions together becomes easier.
As a full-time software developer, you cannot fail — if a problem exists in your code, there is a solution, and you will find it. This will be the true test of your creativity.
In a team, people rely on you to get your work done, especially when you promise to complete a task. If you’re reliable, no one will need to check up on your progress, as you’ve proven you can take on responsibilities.
Leaders want software developers who don’t need any babysitting. They want direct reports from who agree to do something and then follow through on their commitment. Believe it or not, many people aren’t reliable, so being a reliable developer will make you the go-to person for new tasks and opportunities.
3. Steller Communication
All softwares are built on a team composed of people with different ideologies, beliefs, biases, and experiences.
The best software developers communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical folks or technical ones who are still learning. You will go far as a developer if you can communicate across roles and teach others.