by Alexander Wines
Attributes and Skills Required
Works Well in a Team:
Being able to work well in a team is a requirement for almost any job you will come across. Humans are naturally social animals and being able to work together well is definitely a contributing factor to why we are so successful as a species. No longer are our aims to work together to hunt food but now we focus our attention on hunting profits. For a profitable business having a team of individuals who can work collaboratively together to achieve something is necessary for the success of that business and if a well functioning team can really pull together they are quite an unstoppable force.
Aptitude for Learning:
It is important to know as a developer that you aren't going to know how to do everything, and having to learn things on the job is a daily routine for most desk jockeys. Even if you do learn absolutely everything there is to know about all the existing web technologies, new, interesting and better technologies are being developed on the daily.
Having an aptitude to learn about these new technologies or maybe how to better use existing ones is necessary for successful and competitive development.