Luckily this thought pattern was eroded over time, thanks in part to jQuery. Now I am more accepting of using widgets others have constructed to help me develop faster and have a better bug free product.
The original thought “build everything myself” has actually added in a lot of man hours that I did not need to give myself. However it was a learning curve I needed to learn. Sometimes it is best to except help from others. There are many libraries, widgets and tools in the Open Source market that are designed specifically to help developers speed up their development.
A list of all different widgets used in NearBeach can be found in the READ ME file: https://github.com/robotichead/NearBeach