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What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

What does it take to become a great programmer ? in your opinion what are things a programmer needs to know do and practice to become good at programming in one and or multiple languages.Is it something you have to be born with or can you train hard and become good at it.I am just curious of people opinion because I usually get different reactions.So what does it to to become a great programmer.
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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

Not really a java question.. moving.
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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

Practice. Lots and lots of practice. There is no other way.
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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

... and research... like seeing the plethora (of pinatas) locations this has been asked in the last month!
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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 02 May 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

Not really a java question.. moving.

sorry ima noobie i posted incorrectly
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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:00 PM

A degree in music helps. :)
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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

Practice,open source project contributions,software development,continious learning...

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Re: What does it take to become a great programmer

Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

More seriously, understanding the importance of gathering requirements. Too many engineers turned managers put too much emphasis on actual coding. It's very important to have a good idea (say 80% accurate) idea of what you want to do before you start to do it. A great programmer knows how to question the requirements set before him when they don't make sense without alienating the stakeholders.

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