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Picking the right tool for the job

A lot of folks assume that because I advocate for simpler, more resilient ways to build for the web, and rail against tools like React and Tailwind and so much, that I’m anti-tooling.

But the Lean Web isn’t against using tools. It’s about using the right tool for the job.

A claw hammer is a better tool than a sledge hammer for hanging a picture on a wall. Both will do the job, but one is notably worse despite being “more powerful.”

The tools we use to build for the web are like that, too.