Frameworks are great to learn and can be useful for many different reasons. But it seems frameworks have become nothing more than "the latest and greatest" and people abuse them, overuse them and misunderstand them.
There are more projects that really shouldn't use a complex framework. Sometimes going from point A to Point B is what you really should use instead of going from Point A to Point Z and back again just to get to Point B. The more complex your sysytem gets, sometimes Frameworks are a godsend if used correctly. But for many many projects worked on, frameworks become more of a burden than anything else. While some frameworks are meant to simplify things, they only complicate things if used incorrectly, which happens all the time, and used for a project that is quite small.
posted 12 years ago