You need to know these shortcuts! You must read these books! My opinions are your fact! My experience is universal!
How often do we see titles like these? I understand why you'd choose a title like that - it's a good way to bring people in and for some people the title will ring true. But for people like me, those who perhaps don't have the luxury of working on whatever tech is popular these days, or just have too broad an experience to get behind the enthusiasm... It's a drain on us, rather than a benefit.
I'd like to suggest removing the imperatives from titles and replacing them with softer, more welcoming titles. I believe everybody is better off reading "The Top 10 Books on DevOps" than "The Top 10 Books on DevOps You Need To Read" (apologies Jeremy Morgan...!), or replacing "The guide to Visual Studio Code shortcuts, higher productivity, and 30 of my favourite shortcuts you need to learn" with just "My guide to Visual Studio Code shortcuts and higher productivity" - leave me out of it! (Apologies lampewebdev)
Maybe I'm wrong - perhaps I'm just overly sensitive to this kind of thing - what do you think? Are you like me, and more likely to read and enjoy articles about "My experiences with..." or even just titles that drop "you" from them? Or are titles obligating me to do read them ok, even to be
I've never had the luxury of working on one thing - my job has always been to work on "the product" - UI, Server, and Database all. I've had to do that in a bunch of different languages and with a bunch of different frameworks, and there was always more to learn. I got by, I learned enough to solve the immediate problems, and whenever I got stuck I learned a whole lot to fix it.
If I'd followed every "10 things you must learn about Spring!" or "15 things you must know to pass a tech test!" - it gets so exhausting. I don't have room for those on my mental list, and that's ok!