What is the best tool? December 2013
Constantly, when I start a new project, I try to look for better tools to do the job.
I've been noticing numerous people from the CodeIgniter community moving to Laravel, which seems to be pretty awesome. So I look at Laravel, and I think to myself "gosh this looks fun to learn, but I don't have time and I have a lot of projects in mind". And then as I read more and more about Laravel, I see people talking about how RoR is better. And then about how Django is better... This seems like a never ending search for a better technology.
I read somewhere that good coders code, great coders re-use. And more importantly, amazing coders ship. I have to ship code, I have to be productive, and I don't think I should be wasting too much time learning new technologies.
The difficult thing is to judge whether or not the time wasted in learning a new technology would be less than the time wasted coding with an outdated one.
So I want to learn, and I want to ship. And it's hard to do both.