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Published: 18 January 2021
Tags: cpp


You ever crack into a new codebase and feel your head gradually begin to ache? I call that headache code, and try my best to avoid writing it at all costs. How? By following certain patterns when it comes to project structure and code design. In this concise article, Marius Elvert demonstrates with an example in C++, one of the concepts I try to implement in my own coding; prioritizing code breadth over depth by creating consecutive functions with returns, over embedded ones.

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Writing Environment-Agnostic Functional Acceptance Tests

Published: 18 January 2021
Tags: java


Modularity is pretty important when it comes to creating prototypes or tests. You want to be able to quickly switch or change things out, depending on evolving circumstances or requirements. Jamie Tanna's article brings to light a technique using class structures for writing modular and adaptable testing suites for services in Java.

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The Philosophy of Svelte

Published: 18 January 2021
Tags: svelte, javascript


"Great DX shouldn't come at the expense of great UX". That's how Matt Stobbs starts the article, describing Svelte's philosophy. If you're not in the know, Svelte is a lovely new web dev framework. Matt covers Svelte's philosophy from his perspective and a couple of the things (with examples) that make Svelte different from other popular frameworks.

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