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  • gregbalajewicz
    Aug 1, 2007
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      Well, people are busy.

      Why learn a new IDE (for the same platform/language!) if the one I
      already know works well? I spent years learning how to be eficient in
      it, why do it all over again?

      that I think is the major factor.

      --- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, "Adrian Mowat"
      <mowat27@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi all,
      >
      > I just read this article on a blog I subscribe to and I think it
      might
      > interest this group...
      >
      > http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000921.html
      >
      > In summary, if has been found that animals "imprint on the first
      creature
      > they see shortly after birth" and the author of the post argues that
      > developers have a similar reaction to trying new tools. The
      example used is
      > that we might be reluctant to try a new IDE because we are used to
      the one
      > we have always used and are still trying to maximise our
      productivity using
      > it.
      >
      > I believe we often see a similar effect when trying to get an
      organisation
      > to try new Agile ideas - no matter how hard we work to explain the
      benefits.
      >
      > Thoughts?
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Adrian
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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