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When I studied for my computer science degree, it was all about computer science. When I studied for my business degree, it was all about business. The concepts of this post are a lot bit of both.

When I look at this post the first thing that comes to my mind is, how long does your code base need to survive? Are we looking at an application with a lifespan of 5 years, 20, 30? I do a lot of government work and see the last two numbers quite a bit, whether by planning or just the arena. I will focus just on the 5 years. Name a technology that was the new thing 5 years ago, is it still around? If you based you new application on it 5 years ago and it is, great, but you still have to rewrite as you are now at end-of-life. If the stack isn't still around, now you have a product that has either been rewritten a couple of times, or is in sore need of a rewrite now. What is the cost of that? What is your ROI? TCO? Basically what is the true cost of using that stack for 5 years. That is the business end of it.

Developers, we tend to look at, oh here is a new shiny toy and I want to use it. Meanwhile your boss is saying, no it will be too expensive. "Keeping up" is a game of chasing the shiny new toy, regardless of business cost. Short term that may be great, long term that can be very expensive. Always "keeping up" HAS a significant cost to a business. Not having a stable framework for more than 6 months, HAS a significant cost. Always "keeping up" can be so expensive that a company goes under for no reason other than "keeping up". I have never been a person willing to follow the trends. I find a stack that works, can be maintained and will last a significant amount of time, and use that. I mean seriously wasn't Ruby on Rails supposed to completely change our industry (switch this out for one of hundreds of trends)?

To me the whole concept of "keeping up" smells of a junior or mid-level developer who hasn't stopped and stepped back, to look at the picture of a whole business and ONLY cares about code. Without a business, there is no code, if chasing a new shiny object can't support a business, it shouldn't be done period. Moving to updating frameworks and code in a way that supports a business and is done in a cost effective way, is what a senior developer should have in his mind. You have to support the business and they will support you.
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