Learning more than one stack is kind of a no-brainer in today’s technology-focused world. You can just imagine the benefits there are to learning more than one spoken language.
Multi-stack developers are hot property and according to an Indeed report, it is the third-most sought after and in-demand job in Silicon Valley today. At the rate that technology evolves, it would be foolish to think that mastering only one language would be enough to be competitive in the job market.
On a personal level, when you learn more than one stack, you gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of each language. You start to see the pros and cons of each language and gain better insight into when to use one language over another.
In the end, you become a better problem solver and a better programmer overall. Of course, you’ll have your hands full in keeping your skills sharp, but you’ll never wonder where your next project will be coming from.
Not too long ago, if you were a fundi in Ruby and Rails, you were a shoo-in for a project, but today, Ruby/Rails only makes up 10 % of the current job market. Languages like Python, Kotlin and Go have taken up the lion’s share of the job market.
Technologies keep on evolving and companies take note of these shifts in power and require their programmers to know more than one language to keep up with the changes. Although you are a master of one language, and your job seems secure, you might want to invest in learning a new language as often as possible to keep up with the demand.
You’ll also be more likely to get promoted if you know your stuff. Ultimately, you will become a better developer. The more skills you have, the higher your chances are at solving problems that others can’t.