The Joel on Software Discussion Group – Why I Hate Frameworks

The Joel on Software Discussion Group – Why I Hate Frameworks
So I go to the hardware store to buy the tools, and I ask the sales clerk where I can find a hammer.”A hammer?” he asks. “Nobody really buys hammers anymore. They’re kind of old fashioned.”

“So this week, we’re introducing a general-purpose tool-building factory factory factory, so that all of your different tool factory factories can be produced by a single, unified factory. The factory factory factory will produce only the tool factory factories that you actually need, and each of those factory factories will produce a single factory based on your custom tool specifications. The final set of tools that emerge from this process will be the ideal tools for your particular project. You’ll have *exactly* the hammer you need, and exactly the right tape measure for your task, all at the press of a button (though you may also have to deploy a few *configuration files* to make it all work according to your expectations).”

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