In The Boring Front-end Developer, Adam Silver waxes philosophical about being the kind of front-end developer who builds useful things and then takes care of them, rather than the kind that builds shiny things and then leaves them to decay.
But boring is a click-bait word, something provocative while still being on the shy side of incendiary. We’re not really talking about boring developers; we’re talking about people with the maturity to make thoughtful decisions, to care about and grow their products and their teams. But maybe it’s more incendiary to actually describe these people as mature.1
- And that, intentionally, as opposed to “senior”, which these days really just implies a higher salary. [↩]