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Breadth and Depth

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I am often asked for career advice. One of the things software engineers always want to know is if they should learn some new tool or language. In fact, I cannot think of a performance review I have read for a software developer that didn't include something about growing their skills around a particular technology.

That is the nature of our work: it is constantly changing. You have to keep learning, or you will become obsolete.


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