Hasty Treat - Should you install a dependency or roll your own?


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about installing dependencies vs rolling your own - the advantages and disadvantages, and how to know when to do either.

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Show Notes

2:15 - Reasons To roll your own

  • Learning Experience
  • Fun
  • Features
  • Add your own features
  • Lightweight - only use what you need

8:08 - Reasons not to roll your own

  • Battle Tested
  • Actually Tested
  • Time
  • Money
  • Experience

11:27 - Fork

  • Something needs extra features
  • Upstream your changes

13:10 - Some Examples

  • Fetch + function vs Axios
  • Date functions vs Stack Overflow copy/paste
  • Lodash vs your own - try it with map/reduce/filter first, but lots of cases need Lodash
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