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New and Shiny Things

There is risk with upgrading anything, be it language, framework, library, OS or third parties.In the past I was rather gung-ho about upgrading. New version out? We need it. In fact, this need is often a want. The new version often seems better. Developers seem addicted to the latest and greatest.One of the best, but also one of the worst problems with software development is weekly there is something new to use or try. Keeping pace is impossible.Internet Echo Chamber EffectIf you look at a news article on the release of something, you feel as if you are the only person not using it. Everyone is is using it, we need to as well.In fact this is quite the opposite case. A site about the latest web framework will seem as if everyone is using the framework apart from yourself. This is known as the Internet Echo Chamber Effect.Wait for a PatchWise advice I received and saw others follow was the minor or patch adoption. If version 2 comes out, wait for 2.1. Let others find the issues and wai…