re: Is web development just copying and pasting? VIEW POST

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Is using a package really the same thing as copy/paste?
Technically yes, you might as well paste react.js into your index.js and it would almost be the same..
🤨 Interesting, never thought about it that way.

But then, any kind of development is mostly copy-pasting, if you use non-self-made abstractions. Fine with me (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)

When it comes to packages for the client-side, I'm very picky and will go to great lengths trying to avoid the usage if I can. It's code we pipe to our users unchecked, so everything that is not super-popular and battle-tested (like Angular, React, jQuery, Lodash, you get it..) is carefully evaluated for necessity.

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