Opinionated or Not: Choosing the Right Framework for the Job

By Jason Skowronski | June 18, 2019

Deciding whether or not to use an opinionated framework for your next project will have significant implications, both over the short term of getting the product to market on time and over the long haul. It can affect how easy your application will be to maintain and modify in order to meet changing needs. The answer may not always be clear or easy, but it’ll help you learn when to choose the big opinionated framework.

In this article, we’ll look at some opinionated versus non-opinionated frameworks and what use cases make sense for taking either path. We’ll also apply this thinking to use cases that are a better fit for an opinionated platform as a service (PaaS) or for a less opinionated infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This will help you make the best choice when building your own apps.