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Write Rust events with ease

I recently wrote an article about writing events in Rust. I must admit I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the solution I came to. …


Building and Collapsing Expression Trees

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Since Rust has become so wildly popular and has amassed such a dedicated following, I decided to put down my beloved JS and learn Rust recently. And I must say, it’s not a journey for the faint of heart. Luckily (although misleading in some rare occasions) the compiler is your…


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I’ve been playing around with Rust a lot lately. I was really inspired by a guy named Tom Leys, who used the Godot game engine’s NativeScript feature combined with the Godot C bindings for Rust to make a crazy space factory game. Seems to be in development still but looks…


Handling Impure Actions in a Pure Application

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If you’ve been studying up on Functional Programming in JS, you’ve probably heard about pure and impure functions, and side-effects. If not, I’ll quickly recap — a pure function is one that when given the same parameter any number of times, for each of those invocations it will produce the…


Monad Explained Simply

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Monads are all-the-rage these days in the JS world. I’d be surprised if any serious JS developer hadn’t heard of Monads. But just in case you haven’t, I like to describe a monad as a fancy box. It’s a special box. You can’t (well, you shouldn’t be able to) see…


How I Went From House Painter to Web Developer

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How It Started

I didn’t finish college. I was married by the time I was 21. And we had already had our first baby by then— he was my best man at the wedding. I had and have no regrets about this, it was what we both wanted to do. But it did…


Part 2: Using Middleware More Effectively

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A Comment and a Complication

My last iteration of this two-part attracted the attention of Mark Erikson, one of the gurus behind the Redux Toolkit (aka RTK), and a general Redux pro. His reddit comment combined with another scenario made me decide that my implementation regarding middleware was not robust enough.

Firstly, Mark and I…


Redux/Flux: The Bigger Picture

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I’ve been on a minimal-extremism kick lately. My goal has been:

  • Not to use outside libraries.
  • Not to use transpilation middleware (so native ES6, no babel, all import paths are relative paths, drop support for old browsers)
  • Keep it as vanilla as possible. With modern browsers you can write modern…


Rethinking How We Use VanillaJS and Native DOM

My Relationship With the DOM

I just love playing with JavaScript code that generates or manipulates the DOM. If you’re reading this and wondering, ‘what is the DOM?’, fear not. It is simply a tree of JavaScript objects that represents an HTML document.

I personally have a weird secret obsession with creating alternative ways to…


Implementing Monads in Rust

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I’ve done a lot of writing about functional programming. But mostly in JavaScript. I love the simplicity of declarations that are possible thanks to JavaScript’s dynamic typing system. It makes defining generic things very easy — a concept that is much more complicated in strongly typed languages. One generic concept…

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Programming maniac, #JavaScript zealot. I'm crazy about #FunctionalProgramming and I love Rust. ETH coffee fund: 0x0c37584674e7143e03328254232102973a9cd468

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