You Can’t Get Comfortable in Web Development

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Rey Bango, after having read the aforementioned “How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016”:

A lot of the discomfort we’re feeling is the belief that we need to know how to use every new framework or tool that comes out. It’s really not the case. There will always be someone building a new tool or library and of course you’ll have the early adopters that will flock to it saying that it’s the cool thing that everyone should be using.

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We should be asking why we need a framework or a tool before just dropping it in. It’s not to say that you shouldn’t learn new things. YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD BE CONTINUOUSLY LEARNING! But you should ensure that you have a solid base to work from.

Yes, yes, yes, and YES! And no, these thoughts aren’t new, I’ve been linking to and writing about it since 2013: It’s all going (too) fast and you can’t keep up (a thing my former employer just wouldn’t get). Don’t try to keep up, because it will eventually bring you down.

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Related: The cartoon Relentless Persistence comes to mind.

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3 Responses to You Can’t Get Comfortable in Web Development

  1. John says:

    “It’s all going to fast and you can’t keep up”. Wise words. But for most people this lesson is learned the hard way, if at all.

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