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Is it safe to solder a PICAXE microcontroller directly?

I wanted to use a PICAXE 08M2 in LED Throwie application so i wanted to know is it safe to solder it directly or i have to use a 8 Pin DIP socket              ?

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jazzzzzz2 years ago
Yes, It would be no deferent from any dip,
Just keep the solder time to a minimum.
Of course any update to the software would be more difficult.

I try to use sockets when possible.