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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

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,

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

What is imperative programming?

Imperative programming is a paradigm that explicitly tells the computer what to do and how to do it. Unlike most other approaches it is a

What is orthogonality?

The flexibility and usefulness of an API relate directly to its orthogonality. But what does “orthogonal” mean? It’s a term that’s tossed around a lot