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I am SO sick of spending more time configuring the CMS than writing code.

Oftentimes, I could've built a product from scratch in the time it takes me to Google the undocumented quirks of some stupid YAML file.




But the piece was not about using CMSs where code would be more appropriate. It was about turning your bespoke application into something like a CMS by architecting for maximum flexibility and configurability everywhere, building complex "admin" interfaces, and implementing data-driven runtime behavior before any of that is really necessary.

You can do all of these things with 100% test coverage, but that doesn't relieve you from dealing with the weight of the architecture and extra work when you try to add or change functionality later.


Agreed. I've almost given up on using a CMS. Developing on the Drupal platform (as mentioned by the author) was really painful. I've only found a few CMS' that get the heck out of my way and just let me write code.

This days if I have a static site around 10 pages, I just use .Net MVC project and use partial views to store the content. Much easier than using a CMS and I still retain all the control I want.


> Oftentimes, I could've built a product from scratch in the time it takes me to Google the undocumented quirks of some stupid YAML file.

Replace YAML with XML and you've just described every enterprise software library I've ever used ever.




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