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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 
Hardest part is picking best suitable technology

we learn technology X Sleepy | :zzz:
we work on it for few days/months, spending lot of time going through docs, samples & practicing, sometimes getting stuck
and later while finding solution of problem in X discovering that alternate better technology Y exists Cry | :((
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

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
MemberKirk 1038982119-Mar-19 10:33 
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
MemberMember 798912219-Mar-19 0:01 
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 
GeneralYet Another Pin
PeejayAdams18-Mar-19 1:51
MemberPeejayAdams18-Mar-19 1:51 
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
professionalJohnny J.17-Mar-19 23:09 
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
MemberCodeWraith18-Mar-19 5:07 
GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
Sander Rossel18-Mar-19 7:12
professionalSander Rossel18-Mar-19 7:12 
GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
John R. Shaw19-Mar-19 3:52
MemberJohn R. Shaw19-Mar-19 3:52 
GeneralRe: Learning WHEN to use the technology... Pin
Member 798912219-Mar-19 0:05
MemberMember 798912219-Mar-19 0:05 
GeneralOther. Pin
GKP199217-Mar-19 19:08
professionalGKP199217-Mar-19 19:08 
GeneralRe: Other. Pin
Agent__00717-Mar-19 22:18
professionalAgent__00717-Mar-19 22:18 
GeneralRe: Other. Pin
GKP199217-Mar-19 22:58
professionalGKP199217-Mar-19 22:58 

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