re: Oops, I'm Making A Framework VIEW POST


I'm working with HTML, CSS, and JS and feel the same way. I write blocks of code that I like and would be easy to reuse in other sites so I save it as a VS Code snippet or a separate file or just add it to a growing list of reusable code of mine.

I asked myself "should I just jump into a framework/library? But I enjoy having the control of my code. I also have wondered if every developer has this problem or how many of them just jump into a framework/library.


I enjoy having the control of my code

That's it for me too - I want to build everything up myself from complete scratch, but I still want to make it easy on myself to use. This seems to be the natural conclusion.


Absolutely. I know people talk about using Frameworks/Libraries to speed up production, and perhaps it's just my inexperience, however, I'm almost "afraid" of using them 😂

My rule of thumb is to look at frameworks for the second go at a problem, after I've explored it myself. I can't choose a framework to solve a problem for me if I don't fully understand the shape of the problem I'm solving, but once I do, they really can save time if you pick the right one.

Lots of "if"s, though.

That's a good rule of thumb, I like it! Lol it is a lot of "if"s but I'm sure you, like me, would rather be self-sufficient and really learn along the way.

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