Store-bought scripts and square wheels

September 3, 2003

I’m reasonably competent with a number of different web development technologies, but I try not to spend a lot of time re-inventing the wheel. 

Sometimes there will be a widget that I’ll need to add to a site that would cost more in terms of development time than it would to go buy a widget script off the shelf and use it.  Other times, crisis or hard deadlines will make it worth spending a few bucks to have something now rather than delay things while I puzzle it out.

In either case, the driving function is the time it takes to get it right…

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