said 1 year, 2 months ago:
As a cutting edge developer, I disagree with the “avoid shiny objects” interpretation.
I agree that be careful with things that “look good” but “deliver nothing” I understand that concept, but I dont agree with avoiding new or obscure gadgets.
For example, I create new tools all the time… and I’m of the belief that if anything can make your life “easier” then use it. Even the obscure can be good. Sometimes the hidden gems (obscure tools) that arent mainstream can give you an “edge”.
Anyway, thats just my opinion.