Top 8 developer habits: #8 Perseverance

This week I tweeted and tooted this question:

”What do you think are critical traits in a programmer? NOT to be super 10x or anything — just to feel good and function well professionally.”

Full threads here: 

I got almost a hundred replies, and wen’t through them and categorized them to see if any pattern stood out. There were suprisingly few mentions of specific technical skills, almost none at all, which made me very happy, because it shows that the industry, or at least my audience, understands that technical skillset are a symptom other habits, rather than something that arises in isolation.

Full video below:

Stuff mentioned in the video:

🔗 Grit — TED talk by Angela Duckworth:
🔗 Questions and Answers last week:

📗 ‘Grit’ book:
📗 ‘How to solve it book’:

🔗 mpj on Twitter

🔗The camera I use

🔗 The microphone and sound recorder I use

🔗 The lights I use