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How to approach a new technology

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Someone asked me to write a post about how I approach new technologies. There isn't really one way to do that and what works for me may not work for someone else. Having said all that let's explore the different options standing before any developer who wants to explore a new technology. TL;DR Put time in your calendar and go for it.
Τα πάντα ρει, μηδέποτε κατά τ' αυτό μένειν - Everything flows, nothing remains the same - Heraclitus We are living in a world where you see a new framework or a new language pop all the time. It was less than a year ago that Angular took the web by storm and went head to head with its predecessor AngularJS and React and then VueJS popped it's head to say Hi.
Who would have thought Python would become the go to language for cyber security, or that Go would become the next hot thing.
So let's stop beating around the bush and get to it.
Go Online When I started to plow my way through technology all we had was BBS message boards and noisy m…