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Why aren't you a full stack web developer?

Frontend web developer - Software Engineering student
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When I first started coding, I had in mind of becoming a full-stack dev but I realized that front-end is a field that's becoming more complicated as time passes and new technologies evolve or new ones appear. I had too much on my plate trying to learn front-end development and adding back-end to that seemed too much to handle for me so I stuck with front-end development.

What about you? Why aren't you a full stack web developer?

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Juan F Gonzalez

I'm not a full stack web developer because the more I learn, the more I realize that I have little interest in backend, databases and complex system architectures. I enjoy more user interfaces, design aspects, visual journeys and still figuring out how all of that plays with the human psyche.

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John Alcher

I used to be, but I've been transferred to a role that focuses on API development and deployment. I still dip onto the other tier of the stack since I need to provide support to developers that consume my API. But not to the degree of when I used to write features from the database up to the browser.

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Michel Renaud

Simply put, because I can't be good at everything. I'd rather leave parts of a system to someone who is very good at it than do it myself and create something mediocre.

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Jon Randy

Because that job description is vague and largely meaningless