Technology is no place for fidelity

I just read an article titled ’Don’t Fall in Love With Your Technology’ and it got me thinking.

As a developer, I pose the question ‘Is there anything wrong with falling in love with particular technologies?’

Probably.

In order for your relationship with your selected technology stack to work, you have to nurture it, practice it, live it and work with it. Take it out of the office and use it at home on a rainy Sunday afternoon, push it to its limits, explore it fully, however also understand it’s important to be able to accept when it’s no longer appropriate to use a particular technology.

The problem with falling in love with your technology is that many people I’ve met seem to do it ‘head over heels’.

Don’t be faithful when it comes to technology. Take a new one out for a spin every so often. You never know what you’re missing and if you don’t, you may fall behind.  If you don’t like it, don’t use it! Most importantly, keep your mind open.

It’s difficult enough staying up to date in this industry without becoming stagnant through loyalty to a particular technology or stack. I’d bet that the tech you’re using today will one day become a ‘remember the days I used to use….’ thought.

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