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Learning functional programming made me a 10x better developer

Functional programming is one of the most powerful ways to learn how to write clean and scalable code. I truly believe every software developer could benefit with a little bit of foundational knowledge in functional programming.

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What programming language should I pick? Should I focus on front-end? Back-end?

Anyone who has embarked on this journey to learn how to code has came across this question. Your first thought might have been to google it. Next thing you know, you realize that the internet is filled with lots of good opinions. Too many good opinions.

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The great programming jargon bake-off

Imperative vs. Declarative. Pure vs. Impure. Static vs. Dynamic.Terminology like this is sprinkled throughout programming blog posts, conference talks, papers, and text books. But don’t be turned off by this jargon. Let’s jump right in and break some of these concepts down...

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Why use static types in JavaScript? Should we use them or not?

The first programming languages I learned were JavaScript and Python, both of which are dynamically-typed languages. But my foray into static types have added a whole new dimension to how I think about programming.

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Why use static types in JavaScript? The Advantages and Disadvantages

Static types offer many benefits when writing programs. Let’s explore a few of them.

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Why use static types in JavaScript? (A 3-part primer on static typing with Flow)

As a JavaScript developer, you can code all day long without encountering any static types. So why bother learning about them?Well it turns out learning types isn’t just an exercise in mind-expansion. If you’re willing to invest some time in learning about static types’ advantages, disadvantages, and use cases, it could help your programming immensely.

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What does it mean when code is “easy to reason about”?

You’ve probably heard the expression “easy to reason about” enough times to make your ears bleed. The first time I heard this expression, I had no idea what the person meant by it. Does it mean functions that are easy to understand? Does it mean functions that work properly? Does it mean functions that are easy to analyze?

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Internationalization in React

Internationalization is a big problem. If you want your application to make a worldwide impact, you have to deal with language barriers. Unfortunately, the road from “Your funds will arrive by July 7th” to “Vos fonds arriveront le 7 Juillet” is far from simple. Before your application can succeed outside the English-speaking world...

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Let’s learn JavaScript closures

Closures are a fundamental JavaScript concept that every serious programmer should know inside-out. The Internet is packed with great explanations of “what” closures are, but few deep-dives into the “why” side of things. I find that understanding the internals ultimately gives developers a stronger grasp of their tools...

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JavaScript Modules Part 2: Module bundling

On a high level, module bundling is simply the process of stitching together a group of modules (and their dependencies) into a single file (or group of files) in the correct order. As with all aspects of web development, the devil is in the details. :) Why bundle modules at all?

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JavaScript Modules: A beginner’s guide

If you’re a newcomer to JavaScript, jargon like “module bundlers vs. module loaders,” “Webpack vs. Browserify” and “AMD vs. CommonJS” can quickly become overwhelming. The JavaScript module system may be intimidating, but understanding it is vital for web developers.

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Going from jQuery Spaghetti to MVC

There comes a time in every developer’s life when jQuery welcomes her into its dark underworld. That point when her code does gymnastics on the page, but collapses to a tangled mess underneath. You could hit the wall with this anywhere in your career. “Is this the norm?” you ask yourself.

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