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Discussion on: Necessity is the Mother of Adoption

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Damien Cosset

Interesting thoughts. This resonates a lot with the self-taught developer that I am.

Creating a sense of urgency seems to have a lot of effects ( positive and negative? ) on people's actions and performances. Again, this is a blog post that could expand on so many other areas of life. I wonder if one could deliberately create such an environment to improve one's performance.

Trying to stay in the development field, contributing to open source or even writing a blog post could probably fall into that category. Pushing your limits to create a proper pull request or a comprehensive blog post.

Assuming that creating this environment, for yourself and by yourself, could change in a good way something. I'd also assume this would require quite a lot of willpower, and therefore, energy.

I don't know, I don't want to do some low-level psychology. Good read!

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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.