Why Do You Use Frameworks?

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Nicole Sullivan asked. People said:

  • 🐦… for the same reason that I buy ingredients rather than growing/raising all of my own food.
  • 🐦 I write too many bugs without them.
  • 🐦 Avoiding bikeshedding.
  • 🐦 … to solve problems that are adjacent to, but distinct from, the problem I’m trying to solve at hand.
  • 🐦 Because to create the same functionality would require a much larger team
  • 🐦 I want to be able to focus on building the product rather than the tools.
  • 🐦 it’s easier to pick a framework and point to docs than teach and document your own solution.
  • 🐦 faster development
  • 🐦 They have typically solved the problems and in a better way than my first version or even fifth version will be.

There are tons more replies. Jeremy notes “exactly zero mention end users.” I said: Sometimes I just wanna be told what to do.

Nicole stubbed out the responses:

If you can’t get enough of the answers here, Rachel asked the same thing a few days later, this time scoped to CSS frameworks.