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Discussion on: When Is the Perfect Time to Move on as a Developer?

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Alex Fedorov Author

I am a little bit confused… Is it 3 months repeated for 15 years? Or something else? Could you write a more detailed comment? Thank you in advance!

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

I've created 40+ production application in that time frame generally on 3 month time lines.

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Alex Fedorov Author

Is there also some drawback of staying only for three months with a single application, and then moving on? What do you think?

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

I would say heavy production for 3 months, but many were maintained long-term, just not needing active development some as long as 10 years and still going.

When you are focused on putting that many apps into production you learn to go vanilla, find more reusability, carefully choose projects where you can stack effort.

At that speed, you can't stagnate since you need to keep pace.

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Alex Fedorov Author

Got it. Makes sense! I’m curious, have you been doing this alone, or was it a team effort?

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦

I started alone and became a 10 person team (my company), but I was out churning apps and felt my existence was to supply paychecks for people who wanted cushy jobs and building passive income apps that never worked because the clients were just in it for the money.

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Alex Fedorov Author

I’d like to understand you better:

What do you mean by “the clients were just in it for the money?”

Were you building passive income apps as a company for your clients? Or were your employees building passive income apps on the side, while having a good paycheck at your company?