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Your experience/talent should dictate how much you press on an issue, and you should do it professionally regardless (e.g. no yelling, and listen to people; calmly state your point of view).

Over the years I have encountered people arguing passionately about things that, as it turns out, they did not fully understand. It is fine to not understand things but if you’re new to a language/team, you should be saying things like “shouldn’t we do X?” or “I read on [site] that X is better”, and not act like you have found the One True Way to do everything.

Ultimately, you need to communicate some experience/example showing why it is important to do X, or you must be in a position of authority where you can say that you choose X because there is no clear decision among the alternatives.




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