New top story on Hacker News: Ask HN: Switch carrer if I’m not a polyglot?

Ask HN: Switch carrer if I’m not a polyglot?
11 by ijustlovego | 8 comments on Hacker News.
In job posting I see polyglot thrown around a lot with pride – companies will have an infrastructure comprising of 6 or more languages and they want someone senior who knows all of them – and i’m only 1/6th of that. It took me a long time to get the nuances of my favorite language down (go). I’m OK with dabbling in others, but it takes me a decent amount of time (months/years) to pickup and be actually fluent in a language – there’s almost no way i can juggle more than a few. There’s only so much room in my head. I can’t even get the nuances of English down. Should I look into another career? I’m wondering if i’m not cut out for being a developer. Jobs seem to want polyglots (they’ll say: “you are a polyglot”) and that’s not an option (or even an interest) for me.

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