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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 095: Hasty Treat - Should you install a dependency or roll your own?



Nov 26th, 2018

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

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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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