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)