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Arhire Ionut

I feel your perspective is that of a programmer who wants to specialise on a certain technology. Maybe that's not your perspective at all, but that's what I gather from your article.

While there is nothing wrong with being a programmer who wants to specialise, there are also programmers who just want to know a lot of technologies instead (and a lot about programming in general), at the cost of being a master at none of them.

There are pros and cons for each perspective, but they all should be made known, such that a starting programmer reading would understand that there isn't just one path they must follow.

Moreover, I encourage starting programmers to actually try to learn a lot of different technologies and focus on the principles and thinking necessary to be a good programmer instead of focusing on syntax and whatever trends.