Top 10 skills software developers need beyond coding

Vatsal Patel

Vatsal Patel / June 16, 2021

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Software engineers don't just need to be good at developement. There are many soft skills which can really set them apart. I list the 10 I think are most important whether you sre a junior or a senior developer.

  1. Be a sponge. Absorb as much knowledge and tip and tricks from others as you can.
  2. Help others; they'll help you later.
  3. Acknowledge when you are stuck and realise the right time to ask for help. 15 minutes of going nowhere is a good rule of thumb.
  4. Ask lots of questions without making others feel threatened.
  5. Don't be afraid to make mistakes.
  6. Seek learning opportunities outside of your comfort zone.
  7. Focus on one thing at a time.
  8. Encourage others to question you and share their perspectives.
  9. Communicate your progress clearly to your team.
  10. Know that it's okay to have opinions & know that it's also okay to change your opinions.

Special thanks to Neha Patel for reviewing this post.