Community Corner:
Why Soft Skills are Hard Skills

By Gary Hockin

In tech, we have a term that I despise. “Soft Skills” refers to skills that aren’t specific to hardware or software; they are skills that involve communication, social situations, and interacting with people. People usually think of soft skills as supplementary to our primary job of writing code. I’ve read and heard a lot of nonsense where they are secondary or complementary skills to the essential knowledge of design patterns or proficiency in unit testing.

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This article was originally published in the August 2019 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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