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Do you use other people's components   [Edit]

Survey period: 21 Oct 2002 to 27 Oct 2002

There are zillions of third party components in the market - both free and commercial. Do you use them, or do you prefer to write yourself.

OptionVotes% 
I use whatever 3rd party components will do the job.15219.05
I'll use whatever supported and documented components that will do the job.26332.96
I'll use 3rd party components only when there's no other choice.29436.84
I never use 3rd party stuff - I write my own.8911.15



 
GeneralRe: Depends on Cost & Client Pin
Paul Watson21-Oct-02 21:40
sitebuilderPaul Watson21-Oct-02 21:40 
GeneralDepends on free time... Pin
Philip Patrick20-Oct-02 22:59
professionalPhilip Patrick20-Oct-02 22:59 
GeneralAnd only with the source code... Pin
George20-Oct-02 19:46
George20-Oct-02 19:46 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Davide Zaccanti20-Oct-02 20:27
Davide Zaccanti20-Oct-02 20:27 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Shog920-Oct-02 21:44
sitebuilderShog920-Oct-02 21:44 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
John Aldrich21-Oct-02 15:56
John Aldrich21-Oct-02 15:56 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Daniel 'Tak' M.21-Oct-02 2:44
Daniel 'Tak' M.21-Oct-02 2:44 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Navin21-Oct-02 3:05
Navin21-Oct-02 3:05 
I agree - being dependent on any kind of 3rd party component without having the source is just plain dangerous. Especially if the company goes out of business... or changes its component dramatically... or you simply want to be able to debug and/or change your stuff...


Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Paul Watson21-Oct-02 21:54
sitebuilderPaul Watson21-Oct-02 21:54 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
George22-Oct-02 4:16
George22-Oct-02 4:16 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Paul Watson22-Oct-02 4:30
sitebuilderPaul Watson22-Oct-02 4:30 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Navin23-Oct-02 4:09
Navin23-Oct-02 4:09 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
George24-Oct-02 16:54
George24-Oct-02 16:54 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 3:12
Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 3:12 
GeneralRe: And only with the source code... Pin
Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 23:53
Patrick Lassalle23-Oct-02 23:53 

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