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Discussion on: Why Older People Struggle In Programming Jobs

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

Yeah, I'm very keen to constantly look at new packages / libraries / tech / etc. But it's extremely rare when I actually recommend that we adopt those shiny new things. I guess you can say I've become a tech window shopper. I can easily browse through dozens of new tech solutions without ever feeling the need to "buy" one of them and it home.

For me, it always comes down to one simple question:

Which problem, that I'm experiencing in my current environment, does this new approach solve???

Soooo many times, when I look at new solutions, the answer to this question is just... crickets. Often, the "answer" is just that the new approach is somehow awesome and the old approach supposedly sucks - which I almost never agree with. Sometimes the problem solved by the new approach is something that doesn't even apply to our environment.