Once he wrote his own implementation of Conway’s Game of Life, Jonathan finally felt like a real programmer. He continues to apply this tactic when learning a new language or library. Here, he shares the results of using it on Ramda.
Jason had a theory: He dislikes abbreviations and acronyms, ambiguity and magic. And he likes explicitness and clarity. So he wondered why some code naming conventions seem to punish verbosity (when it’s required) and what this all has to do with language naming conventions.
If you take a cross-section of developers, you’ll find some very mixed opinions about pairing. Some devs hate it. Some devs write blog posts about how great it is. Why is this? Let’s chat about why pair programming is awesome, and what you can do to level up your skills.
Rather than using code comments, which are removed at compile-time, Elixir uses attributes for documentation, which are not removed. That has some very nice implications when you’re writing macros that define functions.