Do you see what comes of all this running around, Mr. Bond? All this jumping
and fighting, it’s exhausting!
Raoul Silva, Skyfall (2012)
Sometimes the tech industry is overwhelming.
It seems like we drink from a fire-hose of new frameworks, languages, methodologies, things “considered harmful”, paradigms, tools and on and on and … oh, I need to lie down!
Managing all of this mostly involves learning how to filter incoming information while minimizing the anxiety that we are falling behind or are in some other way unworthy.
I have waded through said anxiety for a number of years now and I have picked up a few useful ways of filtering.
I have learned most of this by doing it wrong.
I would like to share it here so you can at least do it wrong in a different and more exciting way.