Finding Your Niche as a Developer

Nick Shoup on April 02, 2019

This post was originally published on my blog Fundamentals of Code A Generalist or Specialist I've been working in the world of softw... [Read Full]
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Thanks so much for this. As a new developer it is so easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices and not know where to focus especially if you have interest in many areas. As a bootcamp grad from a full stack program I wanted to learn it all but have found focusing on becoming the best I can be in one area first is a better start, less stressful and more marketable😊


Absolutely Lisa! Glad you found this encouraging.


Awesome article, starting out I try to brand myself by being a Django developer and look for jobs that is Django based since that was what I really like.

I really can't stress the importance of being a generalist and a specialist. Your article has done awesome service for it.


Thanks, Max, I really think being a T-Shaped or V-shaped developer is going to be the most advantageous for any career. Having a general experience and throw in a specific skill like Django development is great!


Wow Marek! Thanks for covering my post. I'll have to check out your review this evening when I have some time.


I found my niche on React/Redux SPA and PWA.
For now I'm finding jobs in this field.
Super article.


Great article. I'm still in the process of finding my ideal niche, but I quickly understood that doing/offering too many kinds of services can be overwhelming for clients.


Absolutely. I have only worked a little doing freelance work, but both times it was related to specific needs. Something to try is to talk with business owners in your area and find out directly what problems they are needing to solve. Thank you for the comment!


this is very good, and I have found what I will focus on, namely mobile development. In high school I was trying all technology. in the end, I ended up only mastering half and never deep in one field

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