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Specialization is for insects -- for programmers


Rewrite the following quote Heinlein for programmers instead of for humans: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.


A programmer should be able to write code, debug a program, optimize algorithms, design a user interface, create a database, analyze data, build a network, implement a security system, develop a new software, collaborate with a team, work independently, solve complex problems, understand new technologies, use different programming languages, write efficient code, deliver high-quality software, adapt to changing requirements, and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. Specialization is for insects, not for programmers. True creativity and innovation come from those who are willing to explore and experiment with different ideas and approaches. - Robert A. Heinlein