Things I Learnt The Hard Way - "Right Tool For The Job" Is Just To Push An Agenda

0 minute read Published: 2019-06-25

A lot of times I heard "We should use the right tool for the job!" Most of those times it was just a way to push an agenda.

When someone claims we should use the "right tool", the sentence mean there is a right tool and a wrong tool to do something -- e.g., using a certain language/framework instead of the current language/framework.

But sadly, none of those times it was really the "right tool". Most of the time, the person saying we should use the "right tool" was trying to push their own favourite language/framework, either because they disliked the current language/framework or because they don't want to push the "hero project".

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