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Design your own Runtime

Published: 25 February 2021
Tags: elm


Elm is a domain specific programming language that is purely functional, and is developed with emphasis on usability, performance, and robustness. Jakub Hampl's article explores how the runtime can be customized for better scalability and code design.

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Battle-tested monadic OCaml: Tezos

Published: 25 February 2021
Tags: ocaml


Oh no, not the notorious monads! Don't worry, if you keep hammering in content about them into your brain, you're bound to finally understand what they're all about. As Clément Hurlin explains in this article, "monads allow to chain effectful operations in a correct and practical way". Clément then goes on to build a monad in OCaml that can "declare and handle errors" and allow you to "write asynchronous code without even knowing it".

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Stop Using Icon Fonts

Published: 17 February 2021
Tags: css


If you're going to use icon fonts, you're gunna have a bad time mmmkay? Because as Michael Irigoyen highlights in this article, they lead to flashes of unstyled content, are horrible for accessibility, they're not very maintainable, and visually they're like to be degraded. Use SVG instead like Michael suggests!

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