It’s funny how, when making a choice on something big – say, a platform to build your funky new website on – no matter how happy you are with your decision, you’re always left with niggling doubts. I read this article a while back, which is of little comfort. It seems humans have a nasty tendency to pick a stance and then curve curve the fabric of reality and fact around it so that one is smothered in a comfortable subjective haze. Perhaps this is why gut feel so often appears to yield positive results.
I’m not saying that I believe that our decision to use DotNetNuke (henceforth to be referred to as DNN to save precious key taps) for the core platform for our shiny new Tradespace V2 is a questionable one, but the fact that there never seemed to be any other contender for the job is a little spooky. Was it because we weren’t looking hard enough for other, viable options, or is it really as compelling and suitable solution as it seems to be? I think it is, but who knows? It’s going to be one hell of a ride finding out. But, I think we’ve done our homework well enough to know that if it’s not going to work as we’d hoped, we’re not going to be too screwed.
Having said that, I prefer decisions that are not really decisions, like “Would you like more cheesecake?” or “Would you like this shiny new Macbook Pro, or this equally expensive Dell running Windows?”. Well, it’s obvious isn’t it?