Assertion: Simplicity is an asset.
Corollary 1: Complexity is a liability.
Corollary 2: Always choose the simplest technology you can to finish the job.
You should be cringing every time you decide to use complex technology. A large framework should be bitter medicine.
Some unpopular suggestions: Prefer static or templated pages to Angular. Use Node.js instead of Java. Use jQuery instead of Meteor. Use Sinatra instead of Rails. Try JDBC instead of Hibernate. Use a singleton Context object instead of Guice or HK2. Use Excel instead of R.
Above all else, use your head. Sometimes, things are simpler than they seem.
At other times, they’re a landmine masquerading as a silver bullet.
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