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Sarthak Ganguly • Edited on

This is very true.

Picture this.

You have to travel from Mumbai to Kolkata on a bike to deliver a letter. This is your objective/problem.

You have two choices.

  1. You can simply follow the signs on the road and travel. or...

  2. You can ask other people who have done this before and make adequate preparations.

In which case can the receiver expect your letter with greater certainty and less time?

The question is rhetorical - the answer is point 2. You MUST not need to reinvent the wheel to reach your objectives. Reusing good code (and what to search for in the first place) is a skill, not a short cut.