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Code castles made of sand fall into the dependen-sea eventually

Code castles made of sand fall into the dependen-sea eventually

Most modern applications depend on numerous third-party libraries for key functions. But when your application relies on moving pieces that are frequently being updated, ignoring even a few updates means it will soon be running on out-of-date dependencies. In some ways, keeping dependencies up-to-date is like building a sandcastle right next to the ocean: It takes time and work to build, and you’re proud of the result—and as soon as you’ve made some progress, a wave of updates wipes out your work and leaves you back where you started.