I’d argue you’re more of one if you don’t use a framework. The lower level stuff is generally the hardest.
I don't think using a framework makes you less of a developer, if you ONLY know how to work within a framework then that's a problem, but doing lower level stuff doesn't mean you're good or anything, I've seen very bad implementations of assembly, and attempts of programming languages
Not saying anyone is less of one, just that knowledge of the language underneath can go a long way.
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