Reinventing the wheel slowly and missing deadlines
Or endlessly changing the wheels of your car with different shinier, slightly flawed wheels trapped in programming purgatory forever?
That's a false dichotomy. How about knowing your craft and using the right tools for the job? That's what this article is saying in a roundabout way.
I could write my own version of redux to learn the inner workings of it. I'm not gonna. I'm going to learn the pattern that Redux is based on and use the library that is well supported and tested by thousands of other projects using it. Will I mess it up? Sure, will I learn? Yep. Will I jump to Mobx right away? No, cause I've been doing this for over a decade and I've learned the grass isn't always greener.
What's worse, buying high quality tires from the local tire store, or rebuilding modern industry from the stone age all the way back up to manufacturing tires yourself that aren't any better or are possibly worse in your back yard?
Both sound pretty rubbish.
But someone paying my wages overheard the word 'deadline' so they're pushing for the other option
The first one. What's the point of developing if you never deliver?
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