Growing Your Tech Stack: When to Say No

Someone on your team has an exciting suggestion, a new technology to introduce. But is it a good idea?

It is often easier to see the immediate benefits than the immediate risks or the long-term anything. This article looks at questions to ask and precautions to take when implementing new technologies in the development and running of software.

First, recognize that different technologies carry different risks. Ask yourself — what’s the worst that could happen? and what pain is inevitable? Also ask — what’s the best that could happen? And finally, how can I implement this with minimum danger?

The biggest distinguishing factor in the risk profile is where in the technology stack this new idea falls:

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