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When learning new tech, it takes me forever to get the environment/dependencies setup because of the million different errors I get.

Am I just too dumb to follow installation instructions?

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  • 5
    No. Most of the stuff you work with is shitty, counterintuitive, untested.
  • 3
    I've found the biggest barrier to using a new framework/library/language or wanting to contribute to an open source project is the time it takes to get the initial environment setup just to run the most basic example.

    For all my OSS projects I try to go out of my way to make it easy to compile/run it.

    There have been numerous projects I wanted to tinker with but end up spending several hours getting the dependencies installed, cmake configured, etc I end up giving up.
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