Does technology get popular for the right reasons?

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Sam and Ryan chat about how much popularity matters when it comes to choosing and recommending technology, as well as whether a tool is responsible for its users' success or failure with it. They also talk about REST and GraphQL.

Topics include:

- 0:57 – Wanting to learn more about GraphQL

- 14:41 – Constraints, theory and reality in GraphQL and REST APIs

- 21:54 – What matters when choosing technology?

- 35:06 – Can GraphQL queries and types replace traditional ORMs?

- 48:47 – Why did Rails and other technologies become popular? Does it matter?

- 1:00:48 – Is there objectively true advice in programming?


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