Edit: Thanks for pointing typos and mistakes, I’ll update the article as noted. Discussion in HackerNews and Reddit.hackernoon.com
I’ve definitely had those moments when I was thinking of a project to make, only to consider combining Webpack/SASS/React/Redux/TypeScript/fetch/PostCSS… to the point where I didn’t even start and ended up watching Doctor Who instead.
How to prevent this?
After seeing so many articles and blog posts about this so-called “fatigue”, I realized that I was getting fatigue over all this fatigue. So let’s try addressing the causes for fatigue and see how we can prevent it from happening in the first place.
Ultimately, the tools and frameworks out there are simply just that. They’re tools and frameworks for getting the job done, and sometimes the job doesn’t involve a tool developed two months ago. Usually, the job involves a deep understanding of the language and a few tried-and-tested tools.
Accept that there are many tools. Choose a few to work with so there’s less going on in your project, and iterate from there.