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Frameworks should stay invisible

Imagine a building under construction. You see the props jutting out buzzing with construction activity. Unfinished pillars and floors cast a gaudy look. This is how anything under work-in-progress looks like. In the IT side this stage is the beta versions. Imagine a broken traffic signal and the ensuing chaos on the road. Long disorderly queues of vehicles is a common sight. You become aware of the vehicles around you, the road infrastructure including the traffic lights, enforcement mechanisms come into vision. In the IT side this likens to a system gone into maintenance mode. In the two examples above we become aware of the frameworks that hold things together. The former because it is work-in-progress and the latter because it is broken. Now imagine you walk into your office and your devices automatically connect to the wifi network and you are connected to the Internet. Your device seamlessly switches from the telco network to the corporate network. Besides the Internet you