It is good to keep an eye on other languages and understand the best use cases for those, but is it the best thing to do for your career?
Often, a better understanding of business logic and operations, gives you an edge inside the company.
Spending more time studying - and not just fast reading - documentation and articles about the business field, and understanding the actors and processes would've made me more valuable for the project I was working on.
Once I spent six months getting a Google GCP Data professional certification. I wanted to be more valuable to the company (and gain more skills). But during that period, I lost focus and energy for the project I was working on. I didn't pass the exam the first time, so I stayed focused on studying data engineer, and eventually, I was removed from that project. (Ironically, a few days after that, I passed the exam and got the GCP professional certification, but I've never applied that knowledge)
Lesson learned: feel free to explore new technologies, but always stay in sync with the company and the project you work on.
- 04 Jan 2023 -