Jack Of All Trades

I had a job interview once, for a software development position, in which we were discussing my areas of interest. Following with the experiences I had regarding those interests. I have a broad scope of interests. I’m like a dog running around chasing stuff. I got the question what my speciality is, and essentially calling me the jack of all trades but master of none. I wish I had read the following piece before I had the interview.

What makes a pragmatic programmer?

“You try hard to be familiar with a broad range of technologies and environments, and you work to keep abreast of new developments. Although your current job may require you to be a specialist, you will always be able to move on to new areas and new challenges.” 1

  1. The Pragmatic Programmer by,Dave Thomas & Andy Hunt ↩︎