Does your current stack matter?
Pim Brouwers Sep 11
A lot of time is spent debating the merits of the various tech stacks available today. I often find myself wondering how much it actually matters which one you're using right now.
For example, in my day job I currently use .NET Core and SQL Server exclusively which I quite enjoy. It's performant, powerful and hasn't ever inhibited me from doing anything. But I never explicitly chose to use it. My previous employer was a .NET shop and I was a LAMP dev. So naturally I had to learn .NET to succeed at work. I'd be lying if I said there wasn't times when I wished I worked in a trendier stack like go, rails or one of the numerous python offerings. Maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to be in a position to experience that.
All of that said, I personally don't see a technology stack as an impediment to taking on a new project or even a new job. There is of course nuances between the different stacks and syntaxes. But for the most I believe tbat the fundamentals are almost entirely transferable.
What do you think?