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Frameworks, the neverending story….

January 6th, 2010 No comments

Dear fellow architects,

Please consider avoiding to create frameworks, just because you think that a generic foundation for the upcoming project is just what need.

In my experience most projects can use existing frameworks and do not need to be generic in general. When you find yourself using the same complex code over and over again during the development, then make this part into a common reusable part of the project. This does not call for a special framework.

Also, think about all the maintenance time you will have to invest in order to keep the framework up-to-date. I guess that you want to invest as much time as possible in the business logic and other close-to-customer parts. You will have to stop coding these parts all the time and fix your framework.

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