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I sort of sympathize though because there is overwhelming pressure to use the latest fad in software engineering. At one point Hibernate was the cool new thing, so cool that even non technical managers heard of it. And you really don't want to have to explain to ever busybody non programmer why you aren't using the cool new thing they are reading about. Even if you do explain yourself well, there is a chance they won't understand and will just assume you are incompetent or behind the times for not using Hibernate. Much easier to just use the damned thing and hope for the best.

If you doubt me on this, I challenge you to go to a typical enterprise and develop a web page with vanilla js or HTML forms today. Or build a data project without using something like Spark, even if you only have a few hundred MBs of data.




> If you doubt me on this, I challenge you to go to a typical enterprise and develop a web page with vanilla js or HTML forms today. Or build a data project without using something like Spark, even if you only have a few hundred MBs of data.

No, that problem is called "having shitty people skills that are so grave that you can't sell the benefits of mature technology and experience to people who leave and breathe cost-benefit analyses".

The only common theme is developers who can't interact with non-technical staff.

Most people out there are actually working with relatively mature and effective tools, it's just that the only way you notice people not catching on to fads is the dead silence of keeping your head down while solving real problems.




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