Peter Lyons

Right tool for the job

February 18, 2017

"Use the right tool for the job" is an oft-repeated aphorism in the tech world. In my experience, I have found this aphorism to be said a lot but actually implemented rarely and to also omit the reality of how technology choices are made. So this post will be calling bullshit on this phrase. I hear "Use the right tool for the job", but what is see is more like:

In my world, the specific tool being considered when this phrase is repeated is usually a programming language, framework, library, database, or SaaS product. My TL;DR for each of these would probably be:

Overall I think this in an interesting topic for me. Please share you experiences and thoughts using the comments below (this blog does have disqus comments but they are rarely used) or on twitter, etc.