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Discussion on: The hidden cost of “don’t reinvent the wheel”

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Marco Damaceno

All languages pass through a maturity process. It happens to javascript right now. Take a look at NPM and search for a package for any purpose. You will see hundreds of packages that do the same thing! Why don't the developers contribute to a single one? Is this "reinvent the wheel"? I think so. The same thing happened to Ruby community with its hundreds of gems. Today, many of them are dead, surviving just that ones really matter.

I don't think using React, Svelte or any other library is a problem. These mentioned libraries came to the playground naturally. They're just tools and solve problems.

It's not about reinventing the wheel. It's about improving the pliers.

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Steve Belovarich Author

Very astute observations. I totally agree.