[thelist] What's a Programmer To Do?

Jack Timmons jorachim at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 18:33:01 CDT 2009

Just to speak up:

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Martin Burns <martin at easyweb.co.uk> wrote:

>  Clients really, really, really hate lock-in.

In my experience, they only really, really, really hate lock-in when they've
been locked-in to a horrible code base that makes future expanding something
akin to pulling teeth through the rear, or makes the website suffer
performance issues/data loss. Granted frameworks can help get stuff off the
ground quickly and typically promote a set structure others can easily work
from, but I've always been of the belief that any coder worth their salt
will be able to figure out what's going on and adapt as needed. Just like
various technical industries, coders should come with their own toolbox full
of tools.
Hell, I'd find it funny with web development followed suit, and you couldn't
get the job without having your own in the first place.

Then again, my career has been a banner of jumping into the most malformed
code, by my own opinions, and figuring out what mad, maligned science is
behind it.

-Jack Timmons
Twitter: @codeacula

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