What strengths do you think are most important in a developer?

Wael Khattar
3 replies
Hiring great developers is key to building a great tech company, but how do you recognize great developers? What skills do you look for and what skills do you think are very underrated?


Alex Briukhovetskyi
For me, #1 is writing documentation. Usually, a startup can't afford to hire many developers, so the few you have are typically concentrated on getting things done. Usually, documentation is the first thing to suffer from it. I've never seen good code with good documentation.
Anton Ross
A good developer should be able to read native code and be able to think outside the box. You can give a task to write a solution to a problem in several ways with the least amount of code
Abhinav Unnam
Keep things simple, maintainable and make the right trade offs. Most of these side projects are not massive engineering feats or marvels !! Thereby knowing where to invest time and effort and which ones to endure is necessary for startup developers !