Swizec's articles in the "programming" category
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Programming in Markdown
What if you could focus on the fun _engineering_ part of your job, not on coding? You can!
useCallback is a code smell
One of my favorite ways to simplify and de-gotcha React code is to rip out all the useCallback and useMemo drama. 90% of the time you don't need it.
If it works together, it lives together
Wherein I use LEGO to talk about organizing your code for ease of use
Why others' code is hard to navigate
Some people like to organize code in files and folders and neat categories. Others love search. When they work together, that's the challenge.
Your code doesn't matter
"Your code doesn't matter" is something experienced programmers say, between the lines, when they sound like complete lunatics. But what do they mean? Why does everyone say it?
Move your business logic into data
The quickest way to simplify a complex function with lots of logic is to turn it into data. A lesson from production
Small choices can wreck your codebase
wanna see the strangest looping construct I've found in production code?
Stop SHOUTING = 'shouting'
A hill I will die on 👉 global CONSTANT = 'constant' are bad