New tools emerge continuously and go stale over time. Currently there are hundreds of tools within cloud native ecosystems alone. Choosing the right tool can be an extremely difficult problem to any engineering team. Selecting the best contemporary tool may turn out to be insufficient in the years to come. More often than not, engineering teams regret the decision to tightly couple their tech stack to a very few opinionated tools/platforms which fall short to accommodate the new engineering flows and business demands. Attendees looking to make better decision around tools, avoid tools bankrupty and reduce stress around tool selection will benefit from attending this session.