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Discussion on: How I started earning $35/hr at 19

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William Cantin • Edited on

Nice post, but the more you gain experience, the more you also realize that being ''full stack'' is actually quite essential. Highly effective teams have people that can do just about anything from dev to ops to architecture and testing. List goes on.

You usually want fewer people that know only certain things, you want people with good knowledge in many topics and that can switch between all the aspects of software development. Thus creating fewer silos and impediments when trying to deliver value to customers. It's especially true in corporation that really adopts DevOps principles as the core of their value streams.

Like @davidmm1707 wrote about in his comment, T-shaped devs are a must nowadays. You can't deny it.

I'd recommend this book to everyone, its really great and goes in greater details on how DevOps and the so called ''fullstack dev" is not just a buzzword, it's what value driven teams are made of.

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One will be seen a jack of all trades but a master of none when they claim to know each of the trades at the age of 19. Heck, even at older ages it is highly unlikely one will be a master of all trades. I'd specialize at one trade and practice the full stack by creating your own applications. Add some spice by automating with CI/CD pipelines and using Docker, Kubernetes or Terraform for instance.

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William Cantin

Absolutely, learning by doing is the best way to learn IMO.

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David MM๐Ÿ

Thanks for the link to the book, I might give it a try