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General Development "In order to be an effective programmer, you need to possess a combination of traits that allow your skill, experience, and knowledge to produce working code. There are some technically skilled developers who will never be effective because they lack the other traits needed. Here are seven traits that are necessary to become a great programmer."
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RE[2]: Trait Zero
by hhas on Tue 7th May 2013 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Trait Zero"
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Amen, I could not agree more. This is one area that really pays off.

What depresses me beyond belief is that your comment and mine are the only ones on either OSNews or TechRepublic that even acknowledge the existence of a world outside The Team, never mind advocate actually interacting directly with anyone in it.

There is something terribly wrong in a mainstream programmer culture that sees the program as Everything: The End In Itself. But the program itself is nothing; it is merely a means to an end. The only thing that gives a program any purpose or value whatsoever is the people who use it.

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