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Uri Shaked & Kapunahele Wong @ AngularConnect 2018: Climbing up injector trees

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Olivier Combe @ AngularConnect 2018: Runtime i18n with Ivy

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A Guide to Refactoring Large Functions by Robert Muth

Software Engineer Robert Muth wrote this interesting article on refactoring large functions. The article starts with providing ample motivation for using functions (or methods in a strictly object-oriented context). Apart from making code shareable and reusable, which is only a minor benefit of functions / methods, reasons for writing code as functions are: giving a meaningful name to several lines of related code readability limiting visibility lowering indentation levels improving testability The article goes on to describe several common cues indicating that extracting the code at hand to ... Read more

Elana Olson @ AngularConnect 2018: Migrating from AngularJS to Angular

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Kent Beck’s Novel Approach to Software Quality: test && commit || revert

In a Hanselminutes episode from December last year I heard preeminent programmer and agile advocate Kent Beck talk about his intriguing approach to creating working, high-quality code. In line with the steps this approach involves he calls it test && commit || revert. In lieu of the TDD circle of life (write test - test fails - write code - test passes - refactor - test fails ...) test && commit || revert has you commit each time when after a code ... Read more

PivotHelper: Generate Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts from CSV and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Files

Somewhat recently, I regularly had to generate Pivot tables and corresponding charts from datasets provided as both CSV and Microsoft Excel files. Now, with its data source and pivot table tools Microsoft Excel usually lends itself to that sort of task. However, to completely automate this task VBA macros are required. Those too work quite nicely if one overcomes the initial aversion of working with Microsoft's not exactly well-designed and usable IDE for VBA macros (Excel's own macro recording feature is quite ... Read more

Ana Cidre & Sherry List @ AngularConnect 2018: The good, the bad and the ugly – Component architecture at scale

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Stephen Fluin @ ng-conf 2018: Angular for Designers

At ng-conf 2018 Google Angular developer advocate Stephen Fluin gave this highly interesting talk on making Angular - and web development in general, for that matter - more accessible to designers: Sadly, what we often see in software development industry today is largely artificial boundaries being set up between roles that define themselves by the programming languages they use, e.g. front-end development vs back-end. In other words: Paradoxically, additional information silos are created, while software is actually meant to tear down information ... Read more

Declarative vs. Imperative Programming From A Web App Perspective

In his article Declarative vs. Imperative Programming for the Web visual content designer and self-described former engineer Pascal Cremer does a nice job at explaining the differences between these two common programming paradigms and how declarative programming can lead to much more concise, comprehensible and readable code. He provides examples from a web context and shows how declarative programming lends itself to being used in a functional reactive programming style, which has become very popular with frameworks such as RxJS. Read more

hex to rgb(): Convert Hexadecimal CSS Colour Values to CSS rgb() Function Calls

Inspired by this Tweet by data visualisation and generative design expert Mike Brondbjerg I've created a tiny tool for the use case of converting CSS hexadecimal colour values to their rgb() counterparts: https://bjoernkw.github.io/hexrgb/ is there a nice online tool for converting a string of hex codes to a string of RGBs? thanks!— Mike Brondbjerg | @mikebrondbjerg@vis.social (@mikebrondbjerg) February 4, 2019 hex to rgb() is a simple utility web app that converts hexadecimal CSS colour values to CSS rgb() function calls. Very much ... Read more
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