A few years back, I would have been that hype-driven developer. I grew-up. Today I stick to technology and practices mostly based on ROI, resource availability and a few other technical constraints I impose on myself. It's pretty easy for side projects. A few years back I found my self struggling with choosing the stack for a pet project than actually doing it.
So instead I invest in stuff like automation, test coverage etc to speed up pushing features out and ease refactoring process when I quickly which up features or bug fixes for the users.
I know this might be a challenge when it comes to a company setting. But, this is what works for me.
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