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The skills a programmer needs are shared with many other professions: aptitude to solve new problems, continue to learn outside of work, ability to work well with a team, and ambition to produce something useful. Also, it is helpful to have a good foundation in mathematics and computer science theory since it will help you understand how everything works.
In addition to learning Java are there other programming languages that you recommend that I or others learn?
It's difficult to recommend a language without any context on why you're choosing to learn a new language. If your target is to land a job at a certain company, find out what languages they're using and learn those. Many of the principles in programming are shared between languages and therefore, you can probably build the same application in any language.