Here is the thing, you are either shark or sheep in the community. Nowadays, you have to be a shark, by all means, there is no time to look around or back.
Follow the trends and be open
It’s okay if you don’t have time to dig into a new framework, no one has. At least you help the community to stay aware and improve by retweeting and starring.
Know your side
It’s a war.
There are sharks, on one side of the barricade, who try to keep up and be on the crest of a wave. These guys are always ready to introduce new awesome framework and make the world a better place.
There are sheep on the other side. These naggers always concerned, busy refactoring something and hardly know how awesome
Do you wanna be a retrograde or innovative? There it is.
Functional programming is a must today. The good thing is it won’t take much of your time. You have to know what is a pure function (it’s good), side-effects (they are bad) and remember that there are no side-effects in functional code. Ah, also, there is a mystical “monad” who no one understands. Keep that in mind and don’t push too hard trying to wrap your head around it.
— How do you compare Angular and React? Don’t they solve different problems?
— Duh, they are both frameworks. And React has three times more stars on GitHub, and it beats stupid Angular in ToDoMVC! React is way better than Angular!
— Well, it still really want to try them, just not sure how TypeScript is different from Flow…
— Of course, Flow is better, because they know the shit at Facebook!
– Hey, what do you think about NPM and Yarn?
— Of course, Yarn is better, because they know the shit at Facebook!
You can even allow yourself to be a bit of an asshole. Smart people are usually like that.
– Dude, I feel like I struggle a lot with server requests in Redux…
— That’s because you don’t know shit about functional programming, idiot! It’s called “side-effect”.
See the strategy? Again, to be a good companion you have to remember many things as GitHub’s star ratio, latest comparison’s results and frameworks’ names after all.
Keep up! Star! Retweet!