Kevlin Henney said it best. Old is the new new. Tech goes in cycles. Lambda functions aren't new, they've been around since the 70's. Microservices aren't new. Linux is built out of small applications that do one thing, and do it well.

So what can you do that is "new"? Different. Learn a new domain. You're front end? Do back end. You're back end? Do some DB. You're full stack? Do some ML.

At the same time, finding the time to do those things is hard. I barely manage to do my job with other stuff going on.

You can also try to be better at what you do day to day. Find someone that's better than you. If you're the best in your team, maybe see if anyone needs teaching.

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    This. And Mr Henney follows his own advice. Half his talks are ones he already did in the past but with new names on them. Simply genius.
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