What Makes A Good Software Developer?

  • Post published:February 3, 2015

Ask anyone what they’re looking for in a developer and you’ll hear everything from the possession of a gifted technological sense to a solid organizational ability.

The one trait that will always be included in the search is a natural penchant for problem solving. But what marks the difference between an average and a superior logical mind? Whether your developer has the good sense to research previously worked-out problems for their solution or if they’re apt enough to conceive of those solutions themselves doesn’t matter: you need someone with the capacity to do both.

Dynamism in development.

Good developers wear many hats. They need the personality to work well with clients, the creativity to think outside of the box when a solution doesn’t readily present itself, and the determination to build on the solutions of others in order to create the perfect software for every individual customer. No longer is choosing a good developer a one-size-fits-all recipe; as client needs become increasingly dynamic, so must a software expert.

Thus, the answer to our question is both a simple and a sophisticated concept: dynamism.

Developers are great logical minds, but their jobs are to create tools for the rest of humanity to utilize with ease. A going mentality is that these great minds are responsible for programming exclusively, but this idea could not be further from the truth.

A competitive developer is multifaceted, bright and most importantly, human.