When libraries go unmaintained

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Sam and Ryan talk about what to do when one of your application's dependencies becomes an unmaintained library. They also chat about how current tools for building and deploying web apps are underserving the modern multi-app workflow, as well as some lessons learned in API design from experimenting with React hooks.

Topics include:

  • 2:44 – What to do if your app depends on an unmaintained addon
  • 26:15 – The workflow of designers who are also coders
  • 32:31 – Why the status quo of web tooling is insufficient for multi-app workflows
  • 41:46 – Side effects in React and Ember, and how Hooks help authors avoid making API mistakes


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