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Discussion on: How do you keep up with technologies and programming news?

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Your assumption here is that you must keep up with everything.
In fact, it's an emotional problem, you have Fear Of Missing Out.
The solution is to realize that your emotional sensor is off.
It's not because you experience fear that there is a real danger out there.
No wild beast is there to attack you if you don't know the latest JavaScript framework.
In fact, you may now know it because you focused on the right thing:
Delivering value to your customers.
My first advice is to not try to keep up with everything.
My second advice is to delete your Twitter account.
My third advice is to watch this awesome talk

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Thanks for the video recommendation. Now that you mention it, it totally feels like FOMO. Kind of prompted by some of my coworkers seemingly knowing all the new trends and releases right as they happen. I feel like the IT/Software engineer community is already competitive enough, feel like I'm going to miss out on being successful