Are you expected to learn frameworks in your freetime?

at work

So i recently came accross a question that asked:

Are you expected to learn frameworks in your freetime?


Well technology moves forward at a very fast pace, and it can be hard to keep up. The mayority of your learnings should happen during work hours but unless you work 70 hour weeks you probably wont keep up with the latest trends.

That said not every company uses the latest cutting edge technologies, my current customer still uses java7 for example, so not every company has the pressure to keep up with the latest technologies.

I personaly stay informed about the latest trends via weekly development newsletters, one i can recommend is: https://programmingdigest.net/

Everyone has to decide for himself or herself to which extend he or she wants to sacrifice her freetime to keep up with the latest frameworks.

Personally i think as software professional you have to be curious and spend some of your freetime improving your skills.

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