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Choosing Boring Technology

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    spit-evil-olive-tips Link
    The part about "innovation tokens" reminds me of the "only break one law at a time" rule of thumb. That is, if you've got 10kg of cocaine in your trunk, don't speed and always use your turn...

    The part about "innovation tokens" reminds me of the "only break one law at a time" rule of thumb. That is, if you've got 10kg of cocaine in your trunk, don't speed and always use your turn signals.

    If you're trying to build a product that no one has ever built before, stick to a well-understood tech stack. If you want to go off the beaten path and play around with a bleeding-edge tech stack, then start off by writing a simple blog or CMS or something else that's been done 100 times over.

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    1. panikode Link Parent
      It's smart. It's easy to get lost playing with "fun" technologies (I'm super guilty of this), and never get around to building anything.

      It's smart. It's easy to get lost playing with "fun" technologies (I'm super guilty of this), and never get around to building anything.

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