You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

The grass is always greener on the other side, but I believe it pays to know your options well.
After all, what good is a large toolbox when you only know how to use one tool?

TechCrunch

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud platform would be best for it?

You too may suffer from Developaralysis. Be afraid. There is no cure.

The panoply of options available to developers today is ridiculous. We’re choking on a cornucopia. Over the last few years I’ve been paid to write Java, Objective-C, C, C++, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, PHP (sorry) backed by various flavors of SQL/key-value/document datastores (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, BigTable, Redis, Memcached, etc.) Do I feel good about this? Good God, no. Mostly I just feel guilty that I haven’t done anything with Erlang, Clojure, Rust, Go, C#, Scala, Haskell, Scheme, Swift, or OCaml.

I’m a victim of Developaralysis

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