[BangPypers] [OT] language fanaticism

Dhananjay Nene dhananjay.nene at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 12:18:24 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:

> My basic point is that if there's a tool written already that *does* the
> job you want done, would you stay away from it purely because its not in
> your favourite language?


Boils down to whether I am going to be a user or a developer. If I am just
going to "use" a blogging platform - wordpress makes a lot of sense to use
simply because you can have a blog up and running before you can even
schedule a meeting to decide what features one needs to build in the
blogging platform. And if the incremental changes are look and feel or
rather modest in their reach - its far easier to just outsource. It all
stems from how one values customers money and one's own time. If I am going
to use the blog just as a starting point for a much bigger CMS, then a whole
host of issues such as self's skills, proclivities, team skills, skill
availability, learning curve, platform features, performance features, all
need to get factored in.

I suspect it all boils down to whether I value my time and my customer's
money over or under my preferred language. Once thats clear - the path ahead
also is.
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