If you’re looking to be a Great Developer, here’s what you need to get started.

  • Need Project Management Skills
  • Need Requirement Skills
  • Need People Management Skills
  • Need QA Skills
  • Need to know what to automate and when to start automating
  • Need to have an eye on the future
  • Need to be able to sell your solution to your team and customers
  • Need to be prepared
  • Need to stay up late
  • Need to wake up early in the morning
  • Need to manage your time
  • Need to budget your expenses
  • Need to plan for vacation (we don’t need any more burnouts)
  • Need to quote what you are worth
  • Need to do the work no one wants to do
  • Need to manage changes and roll with them.

JavaScript, Node.js, C#, SQL, Azure, AWS, Cloud, Servers, Design Patterns, Schemas, Visio, SmartDraw, UML, TypeScript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Perl, WordPress, Perch, Bing, Google, C, C++, VB, ASP.NET, OAUTH2, etc, etc, etc are all secondary to becoming a Great Developer.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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