Is it a bad programming habit to...
rely on templates? Meaning, do professionals in the world of programming (I am used to server side, i am curious to the methodolgy pros use in windows based apps, something I am new to) use templates and learn to work around them?
Such as those that come from my compiler that spit out windows
or is the idea to learn how to build apps without relying on them?
I figure it is still a skill to learn how to work around them and build from them, but maybe I should learn to build even those templates myself before I tackle the windows api or open gl or whever template model I have seen used that can lead to powerful apps?
Just curious how it works among the pros in this field. In php/asp it's acceptable to use templates if it's for connecting to db's and form validation, but we need to know what to do with it and add to it/depreciate it on the fly.
Oh, and do my homework