At the Mix n Mash earlier this week, I asked Scott Guthrie what his opinion was about developers having to deal with SO many new technologies coming out from Microsoft at such a rapid pace.
His recommendation was to pick what is core to your work, or what you are really good at or really vested in and then ignore the rest.
Easier said than done.
Even if we follow ONLY his blog, we have myriad technologies in our faces. It’s very hard to predict the future. I am currently “ignoring’ .NET 3.0 (WPF, WCF & Workflow), MVC, AJAX Control Kit, SQL Server 2008, a huge chunk of Silverlight. Granted MVC is far out. Volta just showed up. Astoria is plowing ahead without me at the moment. Surface is astounding. And there’s so much more.
It’s very frustrating because this isn’t Lays potato chips. The one I ignore may have been the one that will make a difference in my ability to support a future client.
What Scott is suggesting is akin to watching t.v. without a remote! 🙂 We’ll see how it goes…
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