PFB-0328 The Silver Bullet Syndrome | Devoxx

The Silver Bullet Syndrome


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Room 1 - 4FinanceIT

Monday at 09:30 - 10:30

We love our silver bullets don’t we? Constantly chasing the dream that the next big thing will solve all our past problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s a language, framework, platform or library, we’re out there chasing it. Why? Well because it’s going to solve our needs, it’s going to solve the business needs. Well supposedly it will. And how much is it going to cost? Not that much, especially if we’re not the ones paying the bills. It’s about time we look at the hard facts and ask those difficult questions. Are we really looking for a silver bullet? Why are we constantly riding the technology bandwagon? Where is the churn going to take us? And at what cost?

Hadi Hariri Hadi Hariri

Software Developer. Creator of many things OSS. Passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains in the Evangelism team, among other things, and spends as much time as he can writing code.