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I’ve been having an argument with myself for years over my reluctance to use third party code in my work. I am referring to everything from simple JavaScript libraries to complete CMS platforms. I’m not saying I never use third party code, but I use a hell of a lot less than most people. This makes me arrogant, blinkered and quite possibly a dinosaur – or – perhaps it makes me experienced, focussed and a veteran.

On any given day I may be feeling guilty about my attitude; or smug and satisfied. Yesterday I was cursing the [generally wonderful] Smarty template engine, and feeling smug that my favouritism toward my own code was righteous. The day before I was interviewing a chap about a possible Drupal gig and was feeling guilty that I had so far ignored Drupal, to my detriment. Continue reading…