Stupid light software
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This post made me think about my recent attempts to avoid external dependencies on new projects as much as possible. This approach has pushed me to really understand what dependencies I need and what dependencies I can live without.
Now before adding a dependency I first read the code and decide if I can just copy and paste the parts my project needs or if I really have to NPM install it. Most of the time I can just copy a few lines and keep moving forward.