On tools and crafts

I always admired people committed to a craft. There’s something inspiring in seeing people pouring hours after hours of work, perfecting their skills in order to produce better and better products. One thing they don’t do though, is spending countless hours changing the tools they use to do their job.

That’s a think we web developers, sadly do way too often. It’s very hard to find the balance between perfecting your skills and stay up to date with what’s new and useful. And that’s something I got better at over time, probably because I care less and less about the new things and I just want to learn how to properly use the tools I already have available.

At the end of the day I think what matters is what you make with a tool, not the tool itself.