Reply to post: Re: going this way closes the door on people without the new hipster skills

How does Monzo keep 1,600 microservices spinning? Go, clean code, and a strong team

Peter2 Silver badge

Re: going this way closes the door on people without the new hipster skills

Always surprises me how this tech forum is so averse to new things. We work in IT ffs!

Upvoted, but of course the reason that people are adverse to new things is that, well.

We have an existing system that has a reliability best compared to granite where every failure case has been tested the hard way and dealt with by putting measures in place to eliminate them.

Then a new system comes along that's trendy and cool that doesn't have any of that old reliability stuff on it that has the flexibility (and probably the structural rigidity) of jelly. There is only so many such changes and resultant disasters that one can mentally deal with before turning into a gibbering wreck, and many of us have largely passed this point. Many of us deal with this by screaming some variation of "**** off!" when offered something trendy in favour of something that's been around for a long time that's well understood with equally well understood reliability.

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