Msg#: 4624817 posted 3:48 pm on Nov 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
There are frameworks for diff languages, I decided to post it under PHP because I've seen many people using them (this is just my personal exposure and perception to the market/groups). What surprises me is none of the developers I know use frameworks due to personal preference but mostly due to company directives.
I know using frameworks can speed up a lot of work and coding using common practices, but I also understand there is a limit on how general those practices can be and become more especific (this in the sense of people telling me "it's easier to replace a developer when we use frameworks", honestly I don't know, I'm curious.
I like building from zero but I also reuse my code. At this point I have lots of procedures, functions, etc. So I can be really fast building stuff, so speed is not exactly a problem. In my experience, fellow developers haven't been so fast (to compete and easily win) and 95% of them built stuff for the company and never for themselves, I mean not a single project on their own.
I would like to hear opinions on why do you use frameworks. I had a job offer recently and I can do all the stuff they need really fast but they want developers to stick to X framework. I'm more curious since then. Many times it seems to me like "learning a language is stage 1" and there you go but with frameworks is like "ok know you have to learn this framework" and seems extra work.
Msg#: 4624817 posted 3:51 pm on Nov 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
One more thing... over the years here at WebmasterWorld I received amazingly good advice from developers using pure code, not frameworks. There were some threads with discussions on "that doesn't work" and honestly there were a lot of obstacles but non-framework-developers were actively seeing answers and advicing on new methods, this increased my interest on staying away from FW.