Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Theres so much more than rails comment 000

...things are so much easier to write that it's actually faster to write it yourself, and it results in better code, since the downside of replicating existing work is outweighed by the upsie of writing a piece of code that does EXACTLY what you want.

Close and on the right track, but for me it goes more like this....

It oftentimes takes too long to learn a comprehensive [read that as complex] framework than to simply use simplier libraries and just get the job done. The time saved can then be put to a higher use. True, it might not be all that it could be, but unless you are writing something as complex as an amazon.com, I doubt it needs to be perfect.

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