I’ve been thinking a lot about the future in a lot of ways and I’m stuck in a bit of a loop when it comes to what I’d like to do in the next five years development-wise. I’m talking specifics, kind of focusing on the stuff that doesn’t really matter: my tech stack.
We always say that the underlying tech doesn’t matter, and it doesn’t when it comes to realizing ideas, but it does when it comes to being excited about the work you’re doing.
It’s hard to label what I’ve spent the past decade doing because it’s such a mix; client side, server side, database stuff, pretty much everything to make a website work. I like that it’s a mixed bag and feel it’s good to be well rounded. But it also keeps me from having strong opinions, opinions I’d like to have (I think?)
I’ve attempted to keep my work broad but at the same time have applied that knowledge to the WordPress ecosystem in the majority of my projects. WordPress has been the basis for my learning for a long time and I owe it quite a bit for that.
But WordPress is changing. A lot.
What’s your position?
I wrote this post with the prefix of (Selfish) because I selfishly want to know about the crowd’s perception of modern web development.
- PHP is great. I know PHP and it’s maturing every day.
Lately I’m just thinking about change a lot, about the future a lot, and I’m wondering what you’ve got to say about it.