Marc Grabanski

Developing a Timeless Skill-Set


The place I’ve been striving for is a place where I can use the proper tool for the job. Each programming language has their strength. Here are your average development languages and their common strength:

  • Behavior and Animation = JavaScript
  • Functionality = PHP, ASP.NET, Java, Ruby
  • Information = HTML, JSON
  • Styling Information = CSS
  • Media Delivery = HTML5

What if you had a web application that needed to do all of these things…as is common the case ? You need a team of developers that can communicate very well with each other.

Typically you have someone who is of each individual expertise. You have the flash developer, the back-end developer, the HTML/CSS developer, etc. You have defined roles for each area, but I’ve always wanted to break that mold and be a developer that sees what is happening in all areas, from the inside-out. Someone who can develop no matter what new technology comes out or no matter what is the best tool for the job.

I want to develop work that takes advantage of the best of each platform. When new technologies change, I want a skill-set that is timeless and able to learn and utilize whatever is best for the job. I think by learning a diverse amount of technologies you can develop a timeless skill-set. You then don’t have to worry that you will be left in the dust by some revolutionary technology. Thats the goal of being a jack of all trades. To be useful in any situation and to possibly create things that no one else will think of.

Marc Grabanski

Web Development, Business and Life Thoughts from Marc Grabanski – Founder, CEO & UI Developer of Frontend Masters

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