Ask a new professional how to become a better software developer and they might answer with some version of “Always Be Coding.”

This concept, popularized by software engineer David Byttow in 2013, posits that the more you code, the more hirable you’ll be. While technical skills play a large role in a software developer’s success, even Byttow (now a principal engineer at Lyft) recognizes that soft skills come in handy no matter what field you’re in.

As Matt Weber, Senior Software Architect at BEE, points out, “Technology changes. You’ll have to relearn [programming languages] eventually. …

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