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The full stack developer myth — written by Chris Ferdinandi

I too have struggled with the idea of the full stack developer for years and years so found a fair bit of sanity in this article by Chris Ferdinandi.

Most of the article is highlighting what Charlie Owen tweeted in this thread. I almost found myself cheering allowed to each tweet.

Here’s a taster:

Do I consider myself full stack? No! My generalist knowledge exists to assist my core skills.

And another:

There’s a reason why we don’t have handymen building houses. They might know a bit of everything, but you don’t let them build a structure meant to last centuries.

Similarly we don’t let generalists build robust sites and apps that are meant for all.

Read the entire thread if you can. It’s brilliant stuff.

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