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I've seen people do the side project thing and I think it's somewhat of a waste. I'd only advocate it for personal satisfaction reasons.

If you think your technical skill is an asset and you want to stay fresh I'd say you should be participating in technical design discussions, doing code reviews and occasionally writing tests. If you're doing those things you should have a very comprehensive knowledge of the system despite actually writing very few lines of code.




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