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Discussion on: The hidden cost of “don’t reinvent the wheel”

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Tomislav Buljević

The phrase has become a bit of a catchphrase, that's true. But when I advise it, it's apppropriate for the tech stack. For example, what if a feature is already implemented, but you just need to poke around a bit to reveal it? What if it's hiding in plain sight masked as something else entirely?

I'm not saying "don't be creative", far from it. I'm just saying, if it's available, use it to its full potential.

And that's all the catchphrase should mean, is it not?

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Steve Belovarich Author • Edited

Yes, however I have heard the phrase used in other contexts which prompted this post.