After browsing through some other web developer’s websites and speaking to other developers, I think it’s a shame that there’s so much of the NIH Syndrome going on in PHP.
I find that PHP is one of the languages where NIH syndrome is rampant, or at least it has been, nowadays people are slowly starting to practicing some “reusage”. This is a good thing.
We need standards and we need to shift toward following standards. We need to get into the habit of identifying the right tool for the job, rather than thinking that creating the right tool for the job from scratch or programming using notepad/vim is some source of bragging rights.
Some people think that it’s a huge bragging point that they’ve written all their php scripts from scratch and in notepad or vim, managing to type up a 500 liner without needing to press the delete key or test and just run first off _without_ any errors this isn’t programming… this is bull$hit. It doesn’t mean you’re good, it means you are immature with misplaced skills.
To conclude this short rant, I thought I’d add my voice to the chorus singing against NIH Syndrome. Stop coding stuff from scratch, code reuse is good AND FFS! USE AN IDE! -> http://www.phpeditors.com/
To conclude this short rant, I thought I’d add my voice to the chorus singing against NIH Syndrome. Stop coding stuff from scratch, code reuse is good AND FFS! USE AN IDE FOR YOUR PROJECTS! -> http://www.phpeditors.com/
update: I thought I’d clarify what I meant with the whole “use an IDE”
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