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Adrian B.G.

I liked doing this for a long time, beside juggling between back-end I also did Unity,Desktop, Mobile ..

There are definitely benefits for doing this, one of them is speed of assimilating a new language, after 5-6 languages I learned Core Java in 10 days or so.

But I reached a threshold in my career where I'm starting to see the downsides. The two major areas affected by this, in my experience and fields are:

  • salary/high expertise positions (you will do more and get payed less)
  • my brain (as in I have to throw away a lot of cognitive load to be better in X languages instead of 1), and keep me up to date.