Many people say that when you become a ‘Jack of all trades’ you end up being proficient in many areas but never become advanced in all of them, and in some cases you won’t end up advanced at all. FALSE! This is completely dependent on who we are talking about. Who says that someone can’t become advanced in all areas of their field of work? Parents always tell their kids they can be whatever they want when they grow up, and they aren’t wrong as long as their child applies themselves when it comes to reaching that goal. So don’t look at it like its a bad thing, I love being more of a ‘Jack of all Trades’!
At the time, since I was just a front-end developer, I always had to wait for a programmer to take care of their items before I could finish my share of a project. The programmers would make the website dynamic and functional with the admin and I would take the design and apply it to what the programmer had set up. Every now and then I would find something that the programmer missed and I began getting tired of waiting on them to add the extra functionality just so I could finish what I was doing, so I started doing it myself. I’m sure I annoyed the programmer more than ever though because of all the questions I had, but it wasn’t long before I started getting the hang of that. The programming items I would do increased in difficulty as my team lead realized that I was capable of it.
It’s The Karcher Group Way
I’m not the only one here at TKG, who knows how these items work together. In fact, all of us developers have at least a base understanding of how front-end development and back-end development work together. So the bottom line is, we can do it, and we can do it right. TKG also encourages each of us to learn more and continue to grow. Let’s face it, when it comes to technology it is always changing. It is part of our job not to keep up with the web development industry but to stay ahead of it, and we do a great job at it too.