I think every tsn experience and proposal has some “buts”, so does it mean we should stop trying?
No. If I had stayed within java/sql/perl then I would have been worse off —
- fewer job opportunities, less broadened technical base
- slightly more worry about job security
- more worry about churn
- more worry about outsourcing
- no differentiation from millions of java guys
- left behind by some of the alpha geeks who branch out and establish new strongholds.
- My technical mind is the BROAD-n-deep, curious explorer type so it is stifled if confined to java
- sql and perl both falling out of fashion
- possibly more competent in terms of figure-things-out relative to team peers
- possibly fewer stigmas and more respect
- ^^ These factors depend mostly on localSys knowledge
- not so much stress, so much painful struggle in the beginning
- possibly an architect role, provided I stay long and invest heavily in localSys
Was leverage good on my multiple tsn attempts after GS? reasonable leverage in some attempts.