Founder at Panelbear·

I try to follow the 80-20 rule when it comes to my choice of tools. This means my stack consists of about 80% software I already know well, but I do allow myself 20% of the stack to explore tech I have less experience with.

The exact ratio is not what’s important here, it’s more the fact that you should lean towards using proven technologies.

I wrote more about this on my blog post on Choosing Boring Technology:

Choose Boring Technology | Panelbear (
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David Notley
David Notley
November 25th 2020 at 9:51AM

Interesting rule of thumb Anthony. How do you make decisions on technologies that you might drop?

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Founder at Panelbear