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Shortening the List: How to Choose a Component Library

Practical advice for choosing component libraries that meet complex business requirements

The first thing developers ask themselves when beginning a new project is, “How do I build that?” That doesn’t mean they don’t know how. It means they are planning their strategy. They may have complex functionality in mind and need to decide where to start. That almost always boils down to choosing a component library that will help them implement UI without reinventing the wheel.

Not all component libraries are created for the same purpose. There are many to choose from. Some free, some not. Some are widely popular, others are niche. Some are great for websites, others are more suited for business applications. In this whitepaper, written by a seasoned expert who has overseen a great variety of projects, you’ll learn about things to keep in mind when choosing tools to create line of business applications.

Highlights of what you will find inside:

  • Three basic factors to consider in your choice
  • Prioritizing business needs
  • Supporting multiple platforms
  • Analyzing your inventory
  • Assessing libraries
  • Future proofing

After reading this paper, you will be prepared to make an important choice for your toolbox. You may decide to build in-house, or you may conclude that acquiring a third-party library suits your needs better. Whatever you choose, you will be well equipped to justify the choice and move forward with confidence.



Peter Vogel

System Architect, PH&V Information Services

Peter Vogel is a system architect and principal in PH&V Information Services. PH&V provides full-stack consulting from UX design through object modeling to database design. Peter also writes courses and teaches for Learning Tree International.

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