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Unfortunately this sentiment is why software is plagued with an unhealthy culture of constantly needing (/wanting) to learn new languages and frameworks.

The "elite" developers (who often don't actually maintain real production apps, or need to live with the consequences of their design choices) begin to fad over a new language. O'Reilly publishes a book and sure enough... Influential senior developers who obsess over these elites start fangirling, leading them to convince their bosses/teams/companies to also adopt this new "cool" technology. As the popular tide of generic bandwagoners rises, the "elite" developer begin to feel the pressures of wanting to redefine their identity again, and soon jump ship to switch to the next hot thing.

Then the process repeats...

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