Aug 5th, 2019
37. Copy Pasta Coding
If you've ever watched the movie about Facebook, regardless of your feelings about Zuckerberg, as soon as you're done watching that movie if you don't have an immense desire to go code you're not a coder.
The biggest issue I have with programming is that in the winter, we already have Vitamin D deficiency, so it negatively affects your ability to create because you don’t get all that positive stuff from Vitamin D. The best thing for you as a coder is to go outside and New York encourages that.
[In old Flash days] You used to get this whole new API, given to you in the mail, allowed you to create amazing stuff and the only limits was your imagination. It could be used in an agency setting, it could be used in enterprise. It’s Christmas.
I'm out of practice with types. I took a break from types. I started 3 years late because I was a DART fan and everyone was like DART is dumb and Typescript is dumb. So, now 3 years later the millenials
I started with types 3 years late because I was a DART fan and everyone was like DART is dumb and Typescript is dumb. So, now 3 years later the millennials are like ‘OMG, types are amazing!’. Well, welcome to the club. The elm stuff really forces you to think about custom types and how you model your domain has nothing to do with code.
When I read @drboolean's book I liked half of it. The problem was he talked about types and category theory and you do not need that to improve your life. You don't. It's good, and you should do it. I'm doing it and I'm trying to do the hard work. But there are things in functional programming that will make your life better.
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