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What are the typical skills of a computer programmer?

I understand there are probably many different kinds of computer programmer. I am interested in the creation of applications, websites and what is involved in starting and maintaining large online services such as Instagram, SpringPad, Vimeo etc. and how these franchises began before they became successful. What skills, programming languages etc. are typically expected of someone involved in the above fields? Where can I go to learn these skills, or learn which ones are most applicable to my interests? Thanks in advance.

Asked By: mark - 12/19/2012
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look you don't need to know what skills are required you just need to learn them. the best place to learn programing is on "the new boston" youtube channel. he is entertaining as well as a good teacher. he will not waist your time and he teaches many languages such as java, basic, ruby, python, c++ and more. after that... More
Answered By: David - 12/19/2012
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Logic and critical thinking. Pretty much the most fundamental skills needed for the profession.
Answered By: Last wish - 12/19/2012
 
A degree in computer science for starters... More
Answered By: Jeff - 12/19/2012
 
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