Responses by @lorefnon
With the arrival of ES6, do you think Coffeescript has reached its end?
Yes. But it is not just because of the arrival of ES6. The problem with coffeescript is that it has languished behind modern features intentionally and deliberately. Features like async/await were implemented long ago by community contributors but ne ...Read more
8 May 2016 23 Upvotes 1 Reply
What are the benefits of redux-thunk over redux-saga? What pros and cons do they have over each other?
Predictability and Side-effects Redux advertises itself as a predictable state container. This predictability comes at a cost: Your actions that are supposed to manipulate the state of your application are processed synchronously through pure functi ...Read more
23 Jul 2016 23 Upvotes 6 Replies
What's the difference between Polymer's Shadow DOM and React's Virtual DOM?
29 May 2016 13 Upvotes 2 Replies
Are there any functional programming languages that are suited for web development?
7 Jul 2016 12 Upvotes 1 Reply
Why did Douglas Crockford remove comments from JSON?
Comments (in languages, configuration formats etc.) are often used to encode metadata that only specific parsers can understand. Perhaps the most well known example of this is Internet Explorer conditional comments where you can write markup targeti ...Read more
30 Jul 2016 12 Upvotes
What are your top cli tools / hacks for productivity?
I have found the following utilities to be amazingly handy: wting/autojump : Quickly navigate to directories visited previously. autojump is a faster way to navigate your filesystem. It works by maintaining a database of the directories you use ...Read more
1 May 2016 11 Upvotes 4 Replies
What are some annoying things that websites do?
Apologies for the rant, but then, your question was literally asking for it. #1 Material/Metro/Modern/flavor-of-the-month-design-paradigm that encourages bright contrasting colors in close proximity. This is one of the biggest turn offs. In the good ...Read more
30 Sep 2016 11 Upvotes 1 Reply
How does MobX compare with Redux and which one is better for React app development?
30 Sep 2016 9 Upvotes 1 Reply
As a programmer, what machines, tools and services should I buy in order to get the best ROI?
As far as machines are concerned the best advice I have to offer is to pick something where you can setup your stack and development environment in no time and find help for common issues in community. For example spending a several hours configuring ...Read more
29 May 2016 8 Upvotes
Will browsers ever ship with engines that support multiple programming languages?
In near future browsers will ship with something that is better than transpilation (to js, that is). W3C community group is working on an open standard called Web Assembly which is a new portable, size- and load-time-efficient format suitable for co ...Read more
24 Sep 2016 7 Upvotes