in reply to poll ideas quest 2012

Every year it seems there's a new paradigm/tool/technology for software engineers to become familiar with. The reasons range from "because everyone else is doing it" to "wow that's a great idea". Various examples, in no way intended to condone or detract from anyone or anything, might be: Moose, Catalyst, PSGI, KiokuDB, MongoDB, mootools, dojo, JQuery, Node.js, etc. What is your best practice when you see a new technology mentioned somewhere?

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2012
by ambrus (Abbot) on Feb 27, 2012 at 12:36 UTC

    That reminds me to this comment by SnOrfus in Programmers StackExchange thread Do job postings exaggerate their requirements?: “Even better, I remember (a lot of) ads for junior developers with 5-7 years of .NET experience... 2 years after it was released.

    So add an option saying “Edit my cv to add 3 years of experience of that technology”.