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Discussion on: Jack Of All Trades or Master of One?

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Randal Vance Cunanan • Edited

We need to have T-shaped skills. I strive to be a Jack of all trades master of SOME.

Perhaps one thing I am contemplating is learning a technology or stack that overlaps to what I already learned. Why learn Java or node for server programming when I already mastered .net? With the exception of job hunting, learning duplicate skill sets is wasteful unless the other tech offers new software patterns and methodologies that you can apply to the current skills you have.

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I like the idea that learning new skills shouldn't duplicate - but a little overlapping is good for the learning process, to help bridge the gap. It's a very sensible approach that I'm definitely going to adopt a little more of.