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re: < strokes white beard > This is fine advice for your first year or so of your career. After that, you can quickly be pegged as 'that Laravel...
 

I've done everything from hardware design to drivers in (many flavors of) assembly to large COBOL programs to C++ monstrosities to async webbish APIS and websites and that's why I can jump in at any level if needed. Usually, I just see how the pieces go (or could go) together better than anyone with the kind of "focus" recommended in this article ever could.

I agree, maybe you need to do this early on to remain employable, but it's a self-defeating long-term strategy in a fast and always faster moving industry.

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