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Things to look for when auditing a new dependency for your project

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There’s an old adage that states the best programmers are lazy. This idea was likely first introduced in the classic article “Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb” by Philipp Lenssen. In the article, Philipp outlines why a ‘lazy’ (and ‘dumb’) programmer is desirable, specifically:

Lazy [is desirable], because only a lazy programmer will avoid writing monotonous, repetitive code — thus avoiding redundancy, the enemy of software maintenance and flexible refactoring.

Taking this quote to heart, one might think that including a new library in your project is a no-brainer. …

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