When is it worthwhile to introduce a new language, tool, or database? And when will it likely bite you in the rearend?

02:43 – Episode Idea Background

04:28 – Implementing Standards and Comparisons

  • Minimize Entry Level / Maximizing Payoff

08:23 – “Dumb Code” and Developer Expectations

10:48 – Code Coverage and Regular Expressions

12:49 – Risk Impact/Probability Chart, Risk – Reward Matrix

24:01 – Collaboration, Communication => Constraint

  • Responsibility

30:36 – Bringing It In: Process

38:48 – Why would you want to switch databases and when is it worth it?

46:06 – Success Cases

  • Abstraction

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