[antipattern] Not invented here

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In programming, it is also common to refer to the NIH "Syndrome" as the tendency towards reinventing the wheel (reimplementing something that is already available) based on the belief that in-house developments are inherently better suited, more secure or more controlled than existing implementations.

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Source: Not invented here Version date: 2014-02-19

Far too often, Drupal shops and Digital Media Agencies insist on reinventing the wheel by developing in-house contributed modules, either because they have "Not Invented Here" syndrome, or because they have not taken the time to do proper technology assessment of the (as of Feb 2014) over 14,000 contributed Drupal modules !

Every year, Webel IT Australia performs months of (unpaid) technology assessment, research and development, and testing of contributed Drupal modules, including testing of contributed Drupal modules on live educational research and development projects (like this site).

Visit also the growing Query View Report of contributed module reviews for Drupal7.