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Peter O'Shaughnessy

Web technologies and browser-based experiments

The Full Spectrum Developer

This week I was invited to attend a talk by Michael Feathers at the offices of News UK. The topic was “The Full Spectrum Developer”.

Taking inspiration from Laurence Gellert’s post “What is a Full Stack Developer?”, Michael talked about how we should broaden our horizons. Don’t just master one small domain; try to understand a bit about every aspect of your industry, from business needs, to hosting, to user experience. That way we can contribute intelligently and reduce the communication cost between separate teams.

It was a thought-provoking talk, so I wanted to share my notes:

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