How do you go about exploring new technologies?I personally feel super confused when i have to make a decision between using and modifying my current tools to solve a problem, vs reading understanding a then using a totally new tool to solve a problem

( or in other words, i am being too lazy to learn about kotlin coroutines and rx java, when we already have threads and executors, which usually solves all my problems)

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    i only do it when i absolutely can't get something to work or it's just clearly apparent I need to. Generally it takes longer to learn a new tool than it does to learn how to make your current tool work unless your just consistently having to hack it every time you come to something new.
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    It depends, but usually, I would look at other technologies if they seem to solve a problem better or are more suited for some requirements than what I would have used.
    At the same time, if I want to try new technology to do something (e.g. a mobile app using Flutter or Capacitor+...) then I'll consider them if it would help me grow as a dev and enhance my toolbelt.
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