re: Are newer developers pushed too exclusively towards web development? VIEW POST


We had a discussion at work recently where our org wanted to be able to respond to Alpine 0 days well; and I was like... Uhh no web dev or app dev in the company can quickly just bang out some C/C++ code for MUSLC and patch our Alpine base container, you be crazy friend.

So yeah, maybe we do need more fields represented!


There are also fields within software that don't require low level languages. Ops/infra, test automation, DBA, etc.

It seems to me that a lot of folks just kind of stumble into these paths rather than being presented with them.


We have some test automation people! They're selenium wizards.

Now I want my LinkedIn headline to be Selenium Wizard

There is way more to test automation that just selenium (or other web-ui tests.)

Yes, but most recruiters on LinkedIn do not know that

If you're attempting to attract MORE LinkedIn recruiters, you're doing it wrong. So many InMails get wasted on me weekly.

Not more, but ideally not ones for manual testing positions. Or Java/C# devs. Selenium Wizard is a clever enough phrase that succulently wraps up what kind of gig to contact about.

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