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re: Just learn a language. Popularity be darned. VIEW POST

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re: More than learning language X or framework Y, the most important thing to learn is how to learn. Even if two projects use the exact same language, ...
 

One thing that, as I've gotten faster at picking up new things, has come in handy is the idea of "lazy" or "just-in-time" learning. I don't try to learn every new thing, I just try to be aware of what new things are coming down the pipeline and have a rudimentary understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. Then, when I need to use some new thing, I dive in and learn the relevant parts for the task at hand.

Ooooooh, I really like that.

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