These Four Skills Not Just for Programmers

I’m a fan of Life Hacker and as a programmer wannabe this post, “What It Really Takes to Be a Professional Programmer,” captured my attention. Tori Reid canvassed some professional coders and other Life Hacker readers and found these were the four important skills that contribute to successful programmer careers:

  • learn to communicate
  • brush up on your problem-solving skills
  • start learning version control right away
  • develop a knack for learning

There are a number of additional links peppered throughout this post that expand on these fundamental skills.

A valuable skill set for anyone interested in developing their career and an especially important set of attributes to cultivate as we adapt to living life in the current technological environment.


  1. Cool find, thanks Tim!