Learn Software Like It’s 2009

comparison between the technology stack of 2009 (only jquery) and the technology stack in 2019 (9 different technologies)
  1. They mistrusted their mentors
    If you were a developer who started their career in the 2000s, your profession wasn’t as well-defined as it is nowadays. You were most likely in this dreaded limbo filled with a little bit of general computer expertise, a hint of system administration, a table-spoon of programming and some web-design as the cherry on top. Overall, a generalist who had to strive to be taken seriously. Nowadays, the joke is on ☠ t̸͇͉̟͍̖̕h̵̢̧͖̳͈̊̈́̆̈́͝e̶̾̽̂͊͜m̷̧̨̻̱͑͘ͅ ψ: the two hundred hours you have spent on #react Twitter may be more economically valuable than their master degrees in Cat Pictures Labeling (vulgarly known as Machine Learning).
    Naturally, old-ass web-devs mistrusted their mentors, because their mentors were the actual “programmers” who thought they had earned their tag as One Trick Pony with hard academic work, and preferred to distance themselves from the Jacks of All Trades.
    Mentors mistrusted you, so you learnt to mistrust mentors, hate on them, masterly hack their email accounts and call it a v̶i̶c̶t̶o̶r̶i̶o̶u̶s̶ day. Mistrusting your mentors allowed you to become an independent coder, which is still very much sought after nowadays (they call it “you can take responsibility over the codebase” and “no-juniors policy”).
Very mildly related song but I had it in mind all the time while writing the bit above, so if you are in the lucky subset that is into tech and thinks Sonic Youth are based, you’ll be happy — and you deserve to be.

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