Being 42, working in Tech but no more as a developer, I wonder whether, unlike many other jobs, being a developer involves some kind of Passion for "Tech matters".
I mean, with languages and technologies continuously evolving, one must endlessly keep a close eye on new technologies.
I wonder whether this obligation (I guess it is an obligation for you folks, right?) is a pain in the ass (that is: "Shit, I have to take a look at the new 2.3.X version of framework XYZ") or a real new endeavour ("Yeah, New python version is now completely multi-threaded, let's take a look at the changelog :-) ).
Or, maybe something in between and varying from one developer to another.
Tell me what you think. (I'd also like to have both women and men in tech's opinions)
Learning to code products doesn't take as long as you think - more precisely, 300 hours to learn, build, and launch. Learn about the history and misconceptions of development preventing you from even starting and then hop on that tech bus.