The Stereotypical Developer in 2018
Introducing: Joe, the stereotypical developer in 2018. Inspired by the 100,000 devs who participated in the 2018 Stack Overflow Developer Survey.
Maybe you know someone like Joe?
Maybe you see yourself in Joe?
Maybe… you are Joe!
I wake up at around 7:30 am to the sound of no children. Bliss. Then I’m off to my full-time job at a web development/design company. I’m a back-end dev, but get my hands dirty in front-end too (full-stack, baby!). About 60 people work here, but my dev buddies are the best.
I’m not looking for a new job, but if something came up I’d think about it. Especially if they pay well, and give me experience with awesome tech like Rust, Kotlin, Python, TypeScript, Go, and Swift. Oh, and machine learning is interesting — I see devs going crazy for TensorFlow and Torch / PyTorch. Just keep me the hell away from VB6, Oracle, and Cordova, and I ain’t touching SharePoint, Drupal or Salesforce either!
How did I get here? Well… I started coding about four years ago. Got a Bachelor of Computer Science and haven’t stopped since. I’m playing with Python, MongoDB and Android at home for fun by reading the official docs and using Stack Overflow.
One day I might start my own company, but I want to stay techy over the next five years. I’ll keep you posted, see you next year!
You’re catching up every chance you get. Scrolling… reading… refreshing… skimming. You’re lost in 42 browser tabs of articles, tutorials, and GitHub repos. You bookmark a handful to check out later (or, never).
It’s overwhelming. There’s too much to know.
So I developed a system that easily keeps me up-to-date.