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Discussion on: Have you ever been forced to learn a tech you do not like?

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Anna

How can you truly be against something without knowing it?

I'm grateful for the time with the technologies I don't like, because that how I learned what problems arise, and above all, how big problems they really are.

Some problems are also well worked-around in some environments. For instance, while Python doesn't enforce function return types, developers keep them consistent. In PHP, I've had functions that would return completely different things depending on a parameter, making it hell to debug.

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Paweł Kowalski • Edited on

How can you truly be against something without knowing it?

Very easily. I dont know how it feels to kill somebody with a hammer, but im strongly against it and i never want to know.

It takes a little bit of predictive thinking and research, but with a little bit of effort most things you can predict if you want to do or not.

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Anna

The hammer analogy is poor: you can very easily gather enough information to make up your mind. An extreme example is food, where it's very hard to predict whether you'll like something, and trying it is usually the only way to find out.

Technology isn't a consumable, not is it a hardware tool.

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Paweł Kowalski

If something is very spicy, i know i dont want to find out.
If something is very sweet, i dont want to try it.
If something is made from ...