Do you think that the FullStack title is valid? I personally think you're either on one End or the other but both Ends are too complex to be able to say you "master" both

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    Full stack is definitely valid. You don't have to master all of them, you can be a junior, and with experience you become better at everything
    Eventually you will become pretty good at both
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    Then what am I?

    - frontend dev
    - backend dev
    - database management
    - server config / maintenance
    - infrastructure dealings
    - basically... the entire fucking project and it's environment is in my domain.

    so... if full stack isn't my title, what is?
    Seriously though? Open to suggestions because I could use a title that separates me from the "full stack" devs who run
    # npm serve
    and nothing more.
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    Fullstack manager. Fullstack client.
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    @C0D4 okay, I'll rephrase my question. Should companies look for a fullstack dev instead of dev specialized in back or front? also for how long have you been coding? I'm a junior backend dev. I think a title that fits you would be 'that guy who everybody looks for when shit hits the fan'
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    I'm a Full snack.
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    @C0D4 i could not agree more.

    I might not be the best in every area but I can with confidence jump right in at any level, assembling hardware and running cable, installing and configuring os, lb’s and firewalls, designing databases, backend and frontend or go to the customer site for support or education if users.

    I have even worked with a soldering iron repairing hardware.

    Full stack is very much a ting.

    But of cause, you will eventually be better in some areas.

    But having knowledge about the others help in integrating things.
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    @M1sf3t 🤔you know... that sounds about right same days.

    @juanchdzl you loose count after the first decade. 😅

    2009 was my first professional gig, 2005-6 give or take was when I started working this field out.

    But as for the front/back/fullstack. All 3.
    Full stack (aka me) can cover any thing to do with the project and infrastructure, but having a dev with expertise in front and back should be included to make the most out of the team.
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    @Voxera I'm not a stray to the odd soldering iron.

    I also make it a habit to delve into UI/UX areas, knowing the rationale behind these guys/gals gives a good insight to what they are thinking and why, plus let's you throw technical issues up early for those crazy ideas they like to try and throw down at us.
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    @sweetnothings Despite the meme behind that, that's not far from the truth, I'll give you that.
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    In my opinion fullstack is a way to cut costs by taking away some salaries in the name of "efficiency"
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    Multiclassing indeed is a thing. But if you specialize in one class only, you obviously can pump more experience points into it.
    So if you are thinking about multiclassing into a designer/frontDev/backDev/sysAdmin, keep in mind that you either need to roll really high starting stats or have to take the noLife trait, if you want to have fun with that character.
    RealLife certainly is exceptionally unbalanced and minmaxing can get you a lot. But while you can specialize in everything, you still can't be a master of everything.
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    @C0D4 interesting, because I'm in a very similar situation - pretty much a "hey, if it's technical, it's your thing to deal with" type scenario. In my case though it's not a place I want to be in - backend development is my forte and where I want to be specialising. That was one of the primary motivations for looking elsewhere.
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    Well, there is always something else to learn, so can you really "master" anything?
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    Jack of all trades, master of none. But you don't necessarily need to become a master of anything, depends on your career goal
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    @Oktokolo also maybe while trying to multiclass you have much higher chances of getting the Burnout debuff, decreasing all your characters skills by a big margin
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    Well, if you are going for noLife anyway, why not go big and pick workaholic and fairy dust addiction too - granting immunity to burnout.
    Reduced max age isn't that big a deal for a jack of all trades. Top tier is basically broken for non-specialists anyway.
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