UPDATE: Added A Few References
This post made it the top list on Hacker News. A few people there mentioned the original English post that was written by eranation. Here is the original piece: http://www.zemanta.com/blog/i-bet-you-over-engineered-your-startup/#comment-685047168, which was picked up by Tilo Mitra: http://tilomitra.com/the-crazy-world-of-code/ and previously discussed in HN at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4226990. So my translation in this post should be considered ‘unofficial’. Glad that it’s not too far off from the original English post after being translated twice. For the purpose of completeness, I would also mention that the Chinese post I referred to can be found at http://www.newsmth.net/nForum/#!article/Java/308660, thought that eranation was a member of newsmth.org but couldn’t find him there. Need to improve me Google-fu next time, thank you guys for all the tips.
Web development has been an open arena for multiple competing technologies since its birth, and even more so nowadays. The other day I encountered a rant at newsmth.org (a Chinese tech forum) that resonates what I've been observing for the past two years. The original piece was in Chinese. Here is my translation.
I see. I plan to outsource it. The vendor may use a Wordpress template, then copy and paste a few jQuery code, which will achieve the same effects, no need to make any difficult technical decisions as above.