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> In today's fast-paced development environment, the ability to hit the ground running is key

actually, i think one of the major flaws in the current programming job market is overrating the ability to hit the ground running. that leads to a dangerous level of short-term optimisation, where, say, you'd choose an employee who has experience with your current stack over someone with a better track record but requiring a month or so to learn their way around the specific languages and ecosystems involved.

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