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Innocent growth of technical debt

I’ve spent the last several days unravelling the mystery of the Each feature in Fuse. It’s a powerhouse feature that has managed to accumulate a

Are global variables bad?

We hear it often, “global variables are bad, avoid using them!” But is this actually good advice? Simplified blanket statements are already a bit suspicious,

What is a closure?

You’ve heard the term, you’ve probably even used them, but what exactly is a closure? It’s a combination of data and code that have become

Adding += and friends to Leaf

Yesterday I finished a rather simple Kata from Codewars: the sum of a sequence of numbers. It was straight forward to implement, but I felt

What is reactive and stream programming?

Reactive programming is a paradigm that creates permanent relationships between values. Rather than one-time calculations, a reactive expression updates its result whenever the source value

What is declarative programming?

Declarative programming is a paradigm that expresses the desired result, not how to achieve it. It uses rules and constraints to describe a user interface,

I’m proud to be a programmer

I’m a programmer. If you think that means I write code, you’re wrong. As a programmer, my job is translating ideas into a working computer

What is event programming?

Communicating between components with events is one of the fundamental programming paradigms. One module publishes an event, and other modules respond via listeners. It’s an

What is functional programming?

Three key concepts comprise the essence of functional programming: first-class functions, pure functions, and immutable data. Together they express a fundamental architectural paradigm on how