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Discussion on: Necessity is the Mother of Adoption

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Ben Halpern Author

I'm currently just starting to really understand a couple concepts I was introduced to at least a year ago because I finally have some tangible reasons to think about them. Some other things, like blockchain for example, I had a really hard time wrapping my head around even if I'd heard the concepts a million times because I just didn't have the need to understand the concept.

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Damien Cosset

Yeah, it is a funny thing. We try to learn new things to expand our horizons and become better developers. But if we don't have this immediate need, it's complicated to become more proficient at the thing we are learning.

Personally, from now on, I only dive deep in a new technology if I am expecting to encounter it frequently ( either as a side-project or in my job ). But I find this situation to be a very difficult part of being a programmer.