I am a 4+ years experienced C#, ASP.NET MVC5, Flex, Actionscript, Html, css, jquery, php developer.
I have a passion for developing and I'm not scared about learning new things. In fact I read technical books about what I know to get a deeper knowledge and dive also into new things like learning how to work with a raspberry, electronics, new programming languages (I recently began to read about python and got excited about it).
But I have a visceral hatred for some things.
Just to mention a few: Linux, Apple products, anything *nix based, and frameworks in general.
I often end up in arguings and little fights with co workers or fellow programmers about tools and other things.
Just to say the last two:
There is a fellow who is trying me to convince that I hate linux because I can't use it. I did some assistance in the past and I had to fix various problems on linux computers.
Every time has been a major pain in the ass, and even my co worker, which was much more expert with linux, was still defending it and saying it's me whom can't use it, while loads of errors were just keeping popping up in that bash shell.
Another arguing was about log4net with my current coworker. I prefere in every of my project to use a simple and straightforward library that I wrote (less than 80 lines of code) which pretty much logs everything to a file and does it damn well.
I said him unless it's a requirement or a big project, I don't like at all log4net as it's cumbersome and annoying with all the xml config, all his weird namespaces and so on and that I prefer to use my simple library or write a quick easy logger on the go and that I will never use it. He was defending log4net talking about standards, that's better because everyone use it so you don't have to examine custom logging code (what kind of programmer gets in trouble reading an 80 lines logger who just writes to a file and implements a quick verbosity system?? A freshman maybe...)
Everyone tries to convince me that I should use this or that because it's better and everyone does it and acts like I'm stupid and stubborn and says that I don't like anything so it's useless to show me things because I will never like anything.
I learned a lot of new things, MVC5 by Microsoft was a pleasant surprise though I don't like some things of it (crappy validation system and other things) and i like to try new libraries or other things but, really, what's the problem with me?
I feel myself very selective, I need to test thing deeply and then just weight them on the scale to see if it's worth or not.
If a log system starts to need xml to be configured, calling weird methods in which you have to pass formatting keys or that just to add the date to the file name needs bloated xml configs it's just not for me. I'll rather write 100 lines of code for my custom logger and in 10 minutes and I'm ok for the rest of the project.
I don't put out log4net at all, I understand that all its features are right for a big project, but for the rest it's just an overhead for me.
I TOOK LOG4NET just as an example, there have been various discussions about a lot of frameworks, libraries, OS, design patterns and so on...
What's wrong with me, if there is anything wrong at all? I am lazy? I am not a real programmer because I don't experiment and adhere to the standards? What?