As developers, we work in a highly dynamic field. One that, relative to others, hasn’t been around very long. We benefit from constantly being challenged to keep up as things continue to evolve. But, at the same time, if you don’t keep a long view it’s easy to only think as big as the world right in front of your eyes.
With the holidays around the corner, this is a great time to slow down, reflect, and remind ourselves what it is about our careers that brought us here in the first place: we get tech and we want to do great things. Let’s keep an eye on the horizon and try to imagine where it is we want to go.
Remember that explorers don’t take paths — they have to make them.