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Part rant, part a question. Im working with a colleague on an android app. The guy uses a library for everything that he cant solve on the first try. Need rounded corners? Get a random library from github. Settle a dispute. Am i wrong for trying to avoid using libraries unless i have to or is he?

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    Libs are often heavier, and not 100% adapted for your needs, creating yourself is often way better
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    The other issue is the more frameworks the more dependencies which means more breaking possibilities.

    I was told: “don’t reinvent the wheel” , but also don’t add new stuff with proper devaluation of pros and cons.

    Also if he needs a library to round corners probably you are better off working by yourself:)
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    @Jakuho The most beautiful poem I ever read
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