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I feel it's also a lot more about temperament than it is about experience. Some developers prefer to build from scratch and some prefer to maximise reuse.

I fall mostly into the second camp. For non-trivial functionality I will (in order of preference) 1. Find a good existing framework or library 2. Refactor something I've already written to be reusable 3. Develop something specifically for the task at hand.

Even when I plump for 3 I'll be thinking about how it could be made reusable - I just postpone actually putting any effort in that direction on the grounds of YAGNI.




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