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Drawing the line between 3rd party and custom code

It deals fundamentally with the problem: Should I use the 3rd party lib or go write my own?

Often when we write new code, we might be like: Come on, there must be something out there! And most times there was already someone who faced the same problem... only that it's not quite the same. Should I use the 3rd party lib? Or go with my own? Let's find out the differences and drawbacks in this session.


> Skill level: elementary
> Duration: 25 min


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Glenn Reyes

My name is Glenn Reyes and I am an independent software developer helping companies to create quality software using React and GraphQL.

During my career I have worked for big companies like Volkswagen and Kleiner Perkins (they funded CodeSandbox) helping them to migrate traditional REST architectures to GraphQL and improving performance of their frontend application in React.

Besides, I am also co-organizing the React Vienna meetups. I help a lot via open source, so I created Graphpack – a zero-config GraphQL server to make setting up GraphQL like a breeze.

I enjoy to play the guitar (hence John Mayer!), interested in NBA, do a lot of sports and travel the world.

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