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Alternatively: that good frontend and test automation specialists are grossly undervalued.

Pretty much. And this is coming from somebody who is 100% back end, and when asked what kind of developer he is responds: I can make just about any system work well with the best of them. But I am a trainwreck at making them look any more than terrible. Front end and test folks have such a difficult job because their code needs to be written in an aesthetically pleasing way, and continue to be so when it runs. I actually wrote a post about thishere. But hats off to design, front end, and testers.

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