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Some excellent advice

If you want to be a better sysadmin, try to be a dev. If you want to be a better dev, try to be a sysadmin.

Just understand that you’re probably better off focussing on one area and keeping the other as a hobby. It’s extremely hard to master both. Make sure you master one and play around with the other.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.