Being a developer in a modern world is filled with challenges. Keeping up with such a varied and rapidly growing industry can be difficult. In the end, excelling as a developer relies on being adaptable to the constantly changing situations. Adaptability is a matter of choice or preference based on our individual personality and molded by the experiences we gather over time and the way we react to them.
Some developers choose to specialize on a particular language or framework, or other aspect of the development career. Whatever their chosen specialty, they will become experts on what they have chosen to pursue, which makes them the perfect people to handle focused tasks on their respective areas.
Unfortunately, the diversity of technology has become so widespread that being a specialist in one particular technology is not necessarily a guaranteed success track.
I, personally, have never been a big fan of over-specializing on a particular technology or framework. There are a few reasons for that:
In order to keep up with today’s technologies, I follow a few basic rules:
In the end, being adaptable is a matter of choice. It may bring you ease of mind the workplace and increase productivity of the team, or it may slow down a project. There is no right choice when it comes to adaptability, but it can always serve as a useful skill within this industry.