Why programmers are biased to the stuff they already know

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com, or follow me on Twitter.


In the real world, these biases are amplified because “things we build ourselves” is actually “things we already know”, and this includes “things we already learned”. I suspect that a significant source of programmers flooding into management is the decreasing wavelength of full scale re-education on how to accomplish the exact same thing slightly differently1 with diminshing returns on tangible benefits.

I’ve been “learining” Kubernetes for a significant migration we are attempting at $WORK. I’ve found it tough going. It’s a large thing, and it is very difficult to know how uninformed my opinion is from my limited exposure.

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