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What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:20 AM

Hey guys, I'm building products to help you keep your development skills up to date - would really appreciate you filling in my survey.

What is frustrating you about the training you're doing?

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Re: What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:37 AM

The proliferation of tools is the main problem. So, um, adding a new one might be counterproductive.
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Re: What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

.. and here I thought topic-fishing was on a down swing. (well.. it probably is for the folk in school)

Interesting blog though. fionatg.com
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Re: What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:11 PM

Agree with jon. While I love learning, I want to have *fewer* pieces of software to learn, not more. Having to figure out how to use each new tool that comes with a new process, strategy, or language ecosystem doesn't make me a better developer, it just makes me more able to operate with that tool.
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Re: What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 04:11 PM

Oh don't worry I'm not developing a piece of software. Just an ebook / PDF / quiz or something and trying to get feedback on the best format to write that in for ease of use...
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Re: What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 04:28 PM

What you should make is a thing where people can talk about the tools they're using and what they like about them, and other people can chime in and add their experiences and maybe ask questions about them. And it should have some way that people could search for talk about stuff they wanted to know about. And maybe there should be some sort of a "reputation" system so you'd know whose writing was worth reading.
That would be awesome.
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Re: What's frustrating you about keeping up to date with new technolog

Posted 26 November 2014 - 04:36 PM

Without a doubt, the most frustrating thing about "keeping up to date" is dealing with gate keepers. These are people who often have no idea what the technology is, but they get to decide whether or not you know it!
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