… Or do they just try to get stuff done?
This is something I realized after leaving a job after 5.5 years. You leave thinking there is so much more out there and you are dying to try new things. Then, you experience some familiar patterns as in other jobs, but I think it’s more like switching schools and being ‘the kid from out of town’. You have the new chance to be the popular kid and have to deal with ‘perception’ and egos all over again.
I also find that I make the biggest impact by developing something ‘under the radar’. This is mostly because what I really want isn’t an ‘out of the box’ solution.
It’s amazing how immature web development still is. Lots of opportunity for people that just want to get stuff done – especially, if they turn around and white label their work so it makes other’s work easier. There are so many steps to set up just to develop a realistic data concept.