An interesting article in Huffington Post calls for action by developers to broaden their range, in order to get a “Full Stack Developer”. The article provides an overview and various definitions of this new tech role and comes to the conclusion:
What’s really needed isn’t someone who can replace all the specializations that the silos represented, but someone who can work across those specializations, someone who can work productively with people on other parts of the team.
Exposing yourself to new ideas and try to get an understanding of the whole stack is key
A strategy which personally drives my daily work, as well as my spare time development work.
… being a full-stack developer is a tall order, but it’s as much aspirational as anything else.