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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



 
General3rd Party Vendors WAKE UP! Pin
John Lyon-Smith25-Oct-02 5:43
John Lyon-Smith25-Oct-02 5:43 
GeneralRe: 3rd Party Vendors WAKE UP! Pin
Patrick Lassalle26-Oct-02 2:34
Patrick Lassalle26-Oct-02 2:34 
GeneralRe: 3rd Party Vendors WAKE UP! Pin
Anonymous10-Apr-04 22:17
Anonymous10-Apr-04 22:17 
GeneralUse of 3rd party controls depends... Pin
LongRange.Shooter24-Oct-02 10:22
LongRange.Shooter24-Oct-02 10:22 
GeneralNeed Choice: I only use third party controls when source code is supplied. Pin
NormDroid23-Oct-02 23:48
professionalNormDroid23-Oct-02 23:48 
GeneralWho's the 2nd party? Pin
Marc Clifton22-Oct-02 8:17
mvaMarc Clifton22-Oct-02 8:17 
GeneralRe: Who's the 2nd party? Pin
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:18
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:18 
GeneralRe: Who's the 2nd party? Pin
Troy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:23
sitebuilderTroy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:23 
GeneralDecision factors Pin
Troy Marchand22-Oct-02 6:30
sitebuilderTroy Marchand22-Oct-02 6:30 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 2:45
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 2:45 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Paul Watson23-Oct-02 4:21
sitebuilderPaul Watson23-Oct-02 4:21 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 4:56
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 4:56 
One of the problems I have with management where I work is third party software. The management here seems to think that using third party stuff is 'free', except for what you pay to the third party. They never recognize that third party stuff does have a cost associated with it.

"You're using 'XYZ', so why aren't you done?"

"Well, we first had to learn to use 'XYZ', and then we found out it doesn't do 'abc' so we have to emulate it. We also found out that when we 'def' they GPF. We've got a bug report in to them, but they haven't responded yet. In the meantime, we've developed a workaround, but it means 'blah' feature in our product won't work quite the way we planned."

I don't object to third party software at all. I just dislike the notion that it's something for nothing.

And so it goes...


Software Zen: delete this;
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Ed Gadziemski25-Oct-02 6:01
professionalEd Gadziemski25-Oct-02 6:01 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler25-Oct-02 8:29
Gary Wheeler25-Oct-02 8:29 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Troy Marchand23-Oct-02 7:26
sitebuilderTroy Marchand23-Oct-02 7:26 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 8:11
Gary Wheeler23-Oct-02 8:11 
GeneralRe: Decision factors Pin
Troy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:22
sitebuilderTroy Marchand23-Oct-02 8:22 
GeneralDependency issues Pin
Rob Caldecott21-Oct-02 2:50
Rob Caldecott21-Oct-02 2:50 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
Navin21-Oct-02 10:47
Navin21-Oct-02 10:47 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:19
peterchen22-Oct-02 14:19 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
Navin23-Oct-02 4:00
Navin23-Oct-02 4:00 
GeneralRe: Dependency issues Pin
peterchen23-Oct-02 11:09
peterchen23-Oct-02 11:09 
GeneralDepends on Cost & Client Pin
Paul Watson21-Oct-02 0:15
sitebuilderPaul Watson21-Oct-02 0:15 
GeneralRe: Depends on Cost & Client Pin
Troy Marchand21-Oct-02 9:48
sitebuilderTroy Marchand21-Oct-02 9:48 

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