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Discussion on: When do you become a Jack of all trades but a master of none?

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I find that generalist and specialist are the wrong axes to measure. Each is problematic. When it comes to developers I like to compare those with a deep understanding of computer science, who can pick up any language as they see fit vs. those who learn enough coding, algorithms, and data structures to pass a job interview. The later can be effective when the waters are calm, but when the storm hits (and it always does), I'll take the former every time. Scientists vs. opportunists.