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Re: When to use ORMs, Catalyst, etc

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Jul 13, 2007 at 06:08 UTC ( #626378=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When to use ORMs, Catalyst, etc

One thought that I believe is that you should only really use such tools/modules once you've done it fully yourself manually.

Have you written your own programming language then? Do you only hire people who've done so?

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Re^2: When to use ORMs, Catalyst, etc
by Moron (Curate) on Jul 16, 2007 at 14:10 UTC
    I think both sides of the argument are being overstated here. The truth, as happens so often, lies somewhere (IMO) in the middle. To use your analogy, whereas it shouldn't be a go-nogo criteria to have written a language, I remember that the first time I did it it completely transformed my coding style from single diatribes with lots of ifs to tight multi-level routines of one or two lines each. It meant that instead of development and testing for periods of arbitrary duration I could suddenly write high quality work to a deadline. So yes, I for one would be influenced by that in a CV, though of course there are more usually more direct criteria relating to the job in hand that are going to take precedence more often than not. So yes, I agree with the OP insofar as it is a huge advantage to have done something from scratch - modules and other tools can often replace effort, but they can't replace knowledge and experience.

    ^M Free your mind!

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