Xao Yang

Xao Yang

Staying focused

How do people stay focused nowadays? As an engineer currently working in Growth, I'm constantly amazed by all the new tools that are coming out. I find my backlog of things to learn getting progressively longer and longer. There's no end in sight. I just can't keep up anymore.

Here's an example of the cool stuff I'm trying to follow along:

  • Vercel/ Next.js
  • All the cool stuff Deno is working on
  • Cloudflare workers, V8 Isolates, D2, and this transition to edge computing
  • Fly.io
  • MicroVMs
  • ...

The list goes on. How do people keep up with all the tools? How do people stay focused?