James Hague writes:

Though my fascination with Forth is long behind me, I still tend toward minimalist programming, but not in the same, extreme, way. I’ve adopted a more modern approach to minimalism:

  • Use the highest-level language that’s a viable option.
  • Lean on the built-in features that do the most work.
  • Write as little code as possible.

I think this is good advice, but I would add one more point about having as few third party dependencies as possible that tries to balance the last point to write as little code as possible.