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by a barely functional human

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Respectable reduction

Boiling a function to its essence

Sep 4th, 2020 · 3 min read

Notes: this builds on my previous video/article about map and filter. I highly recommend you understand this prior material before proceeding. Consider this a written companion to my video about the reduce function from my barely functional dev channel. Previously, I introduced two out of the three essential functions commonly used in functional programming, but why did I leave one out? Well, I’m a barely functional dev, but I’m going to rectify that and complete the trifecta for y...

Chain pulling

Basic block blunders

Aug 28th, 2020 · 4 min read

“Just put it on the blockchain, and it will be secure.” Rachel discretely rolled her eyes: “You should know that won’t solve the problem, and in fact, will create more problems for us.” George persisted: “Nonsense! My nephew keeps all his money in Bitcoin, and he hasn’t lost a single byte!” “Satoshi,” Rachel corrected him. “Huh? What does sushi have to do with it?” Rachel was depleted, “It’s the unit of… never mind, George.” It was not her first argument over the blockchain as...

Map mastery

Filter out the noise

Aug 21st, 2020 · 3 min read

Notes: this builds on my previous video/article about higher-order functions. I highly recommend you understand this prior material before proceeding. Consider this a written companion to my video about the map and filter functions from my barely functional dev channel. Previously I wrote about “funception” or higher-order functions in highfalutin language. One of the examples that I gave was that of a function that took another function as its input. That function was able to map...

Coding caveats

When not to program

Aug 14th, 2020 · 3 min read

I was chatting with a friend, and the topic of making it in the software development industry came up. They were concerned that programming is so hard to break into and takes a long time, so they asked for a backup plan that’s in high demand but doesn’t involve coding and isn’t over-saturated like development. This perturbation led me to question their motives for getting into software in the first place. I’ll walk you through the most common wrong reasons to enter into this field, along with ho...

Neatly nested

Funception adeption

Aug 8th, 2020 · 3 min read

Consider this a written companion to the following video about higher-order functions from my barely functional dev channel. I heard you like functions, So we put a function in your function, So that you can function, While you function. This time around - we’re talking about a topic I call “funception,” that is, functions nested within other functions (also known as higher-order functions). It’s important to distinguish this topic from function composition, which I p...