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pentacular

While you may not need them directly, lacking competence in the basic language of computer science is a red flag, for any kind of software engineer.

Although, if your attitude is that web developers aren't real software engineers and shouldn't be expected to do real software engineering, then I guess you might have a different view on this.

But I think it would be sad to relegate them to some kind of second-class code-monkey status.

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Alejandro esquivel

Well, imho a web developer is not a software engineer, there is nothing in my job that makes me think I'm a software engineer. I do no maths, no big o algorithm stuff and no cs-level data structures.