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TheOnlyRealTodd8-Sep-16 13:14
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Is it a good idea to take jobs using different stacks and tech? I know that in our profession, we have to be able to keep up with the new technologies and are always learning, but how much is too much?

As a new Web Developer, I have a foundation now in the ASP.NET and general .NET stack. Personally, I love working with ASP.NET and Microsoft technologies, and I don't mind expanding my knowledge on front-end frameworks such as Angular and vanilla JS/jQuery to be used within my MVC applications.

However, it is also said (and I agree) that the languages and frameworks are just tools, and a programmer is a programmer; although we can (and probably should) specialize. Nearly every time I meet someone, they want me to work on their website which is using a different technology.

The problem this is kind of causing is that I'm spending so much time learning all of these different random frameworks such as Angular, React, WordPress (not a framework, but still its a separate skill)/PHP, etc... ANd not enough time ACTUALLY CODING.

I have 2 schools of thought on this:

1. Turn down everything that doesn't involve ASP.NET/C#/MS Stack, which is my current forte/what I enjoy working with.

2. Try to keep learning things such as WordPress simply because it is in high demand, and hope that I can somehow be a "jack of all trades."

The thing is, I don't really want to be a jack of all trades; I want to be that guy that knows ASP.NET/.NET CORE (eventually) so well that I am well-known in my area as a developer/consultant. HOWEVER, right now, I'm not some super experienced ASP.NET vet and it is easier to try and pick up jobs here and there by expanding the stacks I'm willing to work with.

For example, I got on a project recently where I'm going to eventually use ASP.NET MVC for the back-end but right now, they have a Wordpress site and they want me to do some work on their current site in the short-term. So now I gotta stop working on my other MVC/JavaScript projects and go learn more about Wordpress templates and stuff.

Any guidance on this would be appreciated. I love learning, but I don't want to be just a learner, I want to be a doer. Plus, customers have no idea what all this means, they just want a working website and don't get why you can't fix it for them right away.

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