After publishing my previous article tracking React Libraries worth talking about, a few people asked me how I decide which library to use in my own projects.
Truth is, I don't have a single hard and fast rule, but rather a feeling that comes from looking at how a library stacks up against a set of quick checks that I've developed over the years of being burned by dodgy libraries.
I've also been asked this several times over the years as an interview question for frontend developer roles. I've heard different answers every time I asked the question back to the interviewer - keep in mind that some teams care about different things, and you might have to decide for yourself.
Also, if you strongly disagree with these points, feel free to write up an article, and share it with me! I'm genuinely interested in what other developers look at when picking their libraries.