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Discussion on: I Wasted My Time Learning

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I'm not really full stack. Years ago I wrote cool stuff in Javascript (like a medical monitoring EKG) but in more recent years it's all been Python and other backend things. I did do a course on React last year, which was interesting but I haven't used it in production

Strikes me you will always be "wasting" your time learning a particular toolkit, library or system unless it is truely an industry standard

If you look at the Stackoverflow survey of tools for 2018, the top 3 are Node.js, Angular and React. So pick one of them and work your way out sideways

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Ryan Doyle Author

Right. Obviously, I don't really think that I wasted" time learning those things. There are always things I learned through the process that has helped me, even if just practicing what I already knew. Diving deep into understanding vanilla Js has been the biggest benefit to me. I am working almost exclusively in React these days, but it's wonderful to be able to look at Vue documentation or hop on any documentation and essentially get the gist of things because I understand how all of it is working from the get-go.