Phil Sturgeon posted a tweet the other day that made me think:
Full stack developer? Like fuck. If you ask me to CSS or write another HTML form I'll punch things and cry. Here is your JSON. Good DAY sir.— Señor Phil (@philsturgeon) April 14, 2015
I had high hopes for Dart to bring sanity to the web, but now that Google decided it would scrap Dart VM and compile to JS instead, the front end development world seems more adrift than ever and the only reason why those who are comfortable in it don’t complain (much) is because they, I believe, grew accustomed to the chaos. You could argue that it’s just about getting used to the tools etc, but I think HTML 9 Responsive Boilerstrap is right on the nose about this. Should being able to reproduce some text and shapes in a browser really include this much work, double-checking and frustration?
With that in mind, I don’t think I’m comfortable calling myself a full stack developer any more. I can do front end but… I don’t really want to.
How about you? Are you a full stack developer?