Learn to stop using new shiny things http://engineering.pinterest.com/post/116038532184/learn-to-stop-using-shiny-new-things-and-love Don’t be the biggest. If you’re the biggest user of a technology, your challenges will be greatly amplified. Keep it simple. No matter what technology you’re using, it will fail. An interesting read from the Pinterest Engineering blog on why it’s worthwile to stick with proven technologies.