By Yash Kshirsagar, Austin Greene

In this post, we’ll look at why it sometimes make sense to buy new features rather than build them ourselves, and our key takeaways for other engineering teams who are weighing this decision.

At Coursera, we aspire to build technologies that lead to innovative pedagogical experiences and transformative learning. Most recently, the Partner Experience Engineering team has built several high-touch UI features on the course authoring platform to provide our partners with a better authoring experience.

With a small team of three front-end engineers, building any new feature always raised the question of the best…

Yash Kshirsagar

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