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What are the hardest parts of learning a new technology or framework?

Survey period: 18 Mar 2019 to 25 Mar 2019

New tech can be a blessing and a curse all in one. For the good of your soul (and your resume) it's always worth expanding your repertoire.

Getting started with new tools, library managers, and build / deploy processes38144.82
Wrapping your head around a new way of completing old familiar tasks35742.00
Potentially learning new languages in order to use the new tech13415.76
Having to constantly refer to docs instead of having it all in your head32237.88
Understanding what functionality is - and is not - available to you30135.41
Learning new design patterns15418.12
Finding the time to practice36042.35
I never have to learn new technologies161.88
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralBummer!! when discovering that alternate better technology exists Pin
Nitin S21-Mar-19 23:01
professionalNitin S21-Mar-19 23:01 
GeneralMissing option: "trying not to be angry" Pin
  Forogar  20-Mar-19 7:48
professional  Forogar  20-Mar-19 7:48 
GeneralFear of it Becoming Obsolete and Unsupported (Silverlight, Anyone?) Pin
Kirk 1038982119-Mar-19 10:33
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GeneralRe: Fear of it Becoming Obsolete and Unsupported (Silverlight, Anyone?) Pin
wmjordan19-Mar-19 20:11
professionalwmjordan19-Mar-19 20:11 
GeneralSilverlight, Anyone? Anyone? Pin
MacSpudster20-Mar-19 6:04
professionalMacSpudster20-Mar-19 6:04 
GeneralGetting corporate buy-in for a project to use it Pin
MSBassSinger19-Mar-19 5:26
professionalMSBassSinger19-Mar-19 5:26 
GeneralTo many languages Pin
John R. Shaw19-Mar-19 5:16
MemberJohn R. Shaw19-Mar-19 5:16 
GeneralYou left out "All of the Above and more" Pin
Slow Eddie19-Mar-19 2:32
professionalSlow Eddie19-Mar-19 2:32 
GeneralTime is the critical factor Pin
BryanFazekas19-Mar-19 1:18
MemberBryanFazekas19-Mar-19 1:18 
GeneralUnderstanding the "need" for it PinPopular
Member 798912219-Mar-19 0:01
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GeneralRe: Understanding the "need" for it Pin
John R. Shaw19-Mar-19 5:55
MemberJohn R. Shaw19-Mar-19 5:55 
GeneralTime is the major problem Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan18-Mar-19 6:38
mveAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan18-Mar-19 6:38 
GeneralHead Wrap and Other Pin
W Balboos, GHB18-Mar-19 2:15
mveW Balboos, GHB18-Mar-19 2:15 
Wrapping my head around it is part of how I learn - and when (if ?) it's accomplished I progress very rapidly - but it takes time.

The "Other", however, has to do with those who are describing/teaching the new technology.   All too often, they use jargon that makes sense only if you already knew about it - and if that was the case, I wouldn't looking at their stuff.

A case in point - the concept in C++ about classes and objects. Sure, makes sense now - but at the time I first tried to got to it from C (out of necessity) it was just so much jargon and gibberish. Adding to the confusion was, at least in this case, that one had native and 'managed' versions of the types was used to and the hitherto need for namespaces.

Yeah - it all falls into place rapidly enough - but only when it starts to fall into place.

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GeneralYet Another Pin
PeejayAdams18-Mar-19 1:51
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GeneralOther : Documentation Pin
Ralf Meier17-Mar-19 22:14
mveRalf Meier17-Mar-19 22:14 
GeneralRe: Other : Documentation Pin
Johnny J.17-Mar-19 23:09
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GeneralRe: Other : Documentation Pin
John R. Shaw19-Mar-19 4:20
MemberJohn R. Shaw19-Mar-19 4:20 
GeneralLearning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
Sander Rossel17-Mar-19 21:31
professionalSander Rossel17-Mar-19 21:31 
GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
CodeWraith18-Mar-19 5:07
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GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
Sander Rossel18-Mar-19 7:12
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GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
John R. Shaw19-Mar-19 3:52
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GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
Member 798912219-Mar-19 0:05
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GeneralOther. Pin
GKP199217-Mar-19 19:08
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GeneralRe: Other. Pin
Agent__00717-Mar-19 22:18
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GeneralRe: Other. Pin
GKP199217-Mar-19 22:58
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