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Very true Bear !! New frameworks and tools are being developed at a very rapid pace and one should keep him/her self acquinted with them ! What you think , Should a person opt to learn each and everything ? or just master a few technologies and tools ?
 
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My biggest problem with this is that the fella is listening to a body-less head. If it were I, I would probably visit a psychiatrist. Because learning every new bloop and gloop that comes along is crazy, but listening to body-less heads is more so.
 
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Hey, it's a blessing to have a manager who has any kind of head at all.
 
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Good one Steve :-D
 
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Greg Charles wrote:Hey, it's a blessing to have a manager who has any kind of head at all.


At least he's not pointy haired
 
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Saif Asif wrote:Very true Bear !! New frameworks and tools are being developed at a very rapid pace and one should keep him/her self acquinted with them ! What you think , Should a person opt to learn each and everything ? or just master a few technologies and tools ?

I think it is better to specialize in a certain technology than to try to learn everything. There is simply too much, so you can't learn everything in depth. Also, for a programmer, being the expert in a certain field is often more useful than knowing only a little bit about everything.
 
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hahahaha story of software developer's life :P
 
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Thank you Jesper for your feedback . Yes I agree there is too much out there to learn and to become the jack of all spades is now proving to be an impossible task.
 
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Jesper is correct. There's too much out there to be an expert in it all. The old "drinking from a firehose" analogy comes to mind.

The dilemma arises, however, in deciding which to deeply delve into. One must learn enough about the various choices to make an informed decision on which to learn in depth. And that's a juggling act between sometimes-conflicting criteria. Which will make you more productive? Which is better suited to a the project? (And this could change project to project). Which has better community support? Best documentation? Which is (or will be) in demand by employers?

When it was hardly known by anybody, I made a guess that jQuery would be a rock star among the JavaScript frameworks. It was more than a lucky guess, but there were a lot of contenders at the time. (Does anybody even remember Rico?)

A perfect current example is JavaScript MVC frameworks. Choose Ember.js? Backbone? AngularJS? Other lesser-knowns?
 
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I just saw this; love the GEB reference
 
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I AM ANONYMOUS !
 
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Jesper de Jong wrote:
I think it is better to specialize in a certain technology than to try to learn everything. There is simply too much, so you can't learn everything in depth. Also, for a programmer, being the expert in a certain field is often more useful than knowing only a little bit about everything.

There is no wrong knowing others after few you may think all are quite the same.
 
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