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Pro TypeScript by Steve Fenton

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CHAPTER 8

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Using JavaScript Libraries

I’m not saying that using existing software or libraries is bad. I’m saying that it’s always a tradeoff between minimizing effort on one side and minimizing redundant code on the other side. I’m saying that you should consider writing your own code when the percentage of features you need from existing libraries is tiny (let’s say less than 20%). It might not be worth carrying the extra 80% forever.

—Lea Verou

The JavaScript community has been one of the busiest when it comes to writing frameworks, toolkits, helpful functions, and useful snippets. If you search for just about any kind of framework or toolkit, ...

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