Evaluating Tools For Building a Component Library

At my day job we are going through the process of choosing a pattern/component library for the work that we do for our clients. What a lovely surprise to see a great write up this week on how someone else went about evaluating the right way to go.

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As mentioned in On Building Component Libraries by Mark Perkins (another thought leader on this topic), “Integration is hard, so figure it out first.” I don’t want to pick a tool that adds too much complexity to the client’s existing workflow and infrastructure. I want to find the tool that provides the least amount of friction and provides value far into the future. Maybe even find the Holy Grail, where a website’s front end can use the same CSS, JS, and/or template files as the library.

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