One thing I need to remember to do is research the alternatives before picking a particular library to use when I need to complete a task. For example, I was dead set on using POI for an upcoming project that involves reading and writing Excel files on the fly, but now I read about JExcelApi. I honestly don’t know which is better, but I’m going to compare the two APIs and choose. Google before committing to something is a rule I need to adhere to.