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Discussion on: On the Occasional Misdiagnosis of "Not Invented Here Syndrome"

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John Oerter

Thanks for the article! I agree that this is a tough issue because so much of it depends on you and your organization's/project's specific circumstances.

I used to try and pull in as many third party dependencies as possible in order to accelerate development. Now, I tend to choose more foundational dependencies and avoid pulling in smaller libraries that bring in functionality I could easily do myself. I've found that it's easier to create something that is suited exactly for my purposes than it is to pull in and manage a dependency that was created for someone else's problems. It's always a trade off 😄