Tuesday, April 08, 2008

software engineer traits

There was a great post on ReadWriteWeb about the top ten traits of a rock star software engineer.

I have one little quibble. These should be the traits of ANY software engineer, not just a rock star.

I have worked with "programmers" who posses maybe one or two of the ten traits. I've worked with great programmers who have eight or nine of the ten traits (having the time in libraries to continuously refactor code is a bit of a luxury).

This could be a great jumping off point for developing interview questions for the hiring of programmers in any institution.

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