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Drew Town

I definitely agree. One needs to ask themselves whether they are being productive or using arguments about frameworks, editors or languages to procrastinate.

Yes passion is good but it is necessary to direct your passion at your projects. Rather than trying to convince other people the "right" way to do something. Or spending 3 hours customizing your editor/terminal/build process that will save your 15 seconds a week...when you can actually remember the command.

Chasing productivity by customization or hoping frameworks/languages is a fool's game. Instead focus on problems your users are facing, new features, learning concepts or thinking about the architecture.