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To Type or Not to Type

Written by Greg Wilson

Programmers have strong opinions on many things, one of which is the use of strong typing in programming languages. On the one hand are people who claim that strong typing makes developers' intentionsclearer and catches errors before code is even run. On the other hand are those who say that strong typing makes code harder to modify, and that focusing on getting types correct distracts...

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How to Track Analytics with Redux and Google Tag Manager

Written by Johanna Lee

Google Tag Manager (GTM) makes it quick and easy for digital marketers to manage what events are sent to analytics servers such as Google Analytics (GA). However, integrating GTM and developing a maintainable tagging strategy is challenging for those who are new to it. Here I am introducing an open source project called ReduxBeacon that resolves the challenge with GTM integration for apps using Redux...

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Writing Analytics User Stories

Written by Ken Ono

“Your job isn’t to build more software faster: it’s to maximize the outcome and impact you get from what you choose to build.” - Jeff Patton, User Story Mapping A key to successful projects is incorporating learnings to drive decisions. To obtain learnings from live users, teams must deliver features that collect and analyze behaviour. This post discusses writing user stories that involve...

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Map/Reducing the Pain of Dealing With Arrays

Written by Sean May

This is a rather meaty post that will hopefully shed some light on concepts that have been misunderstood and under-utilized, in the general community. The goal of this post is to explore the concepts behind map and reduce, and to illustrate how they can simplify algorithms for dealing with arrays of data. TL;DR If you are a Map/Reduce pro in JavaScript, you know...

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Refactoring Node with Higher-Order Functions

Written by Sean May

Prior to the holidays, my colleague Nick wrote an awesome post on getting better at functional programming by stepping out of your comfort zone, and burning the boats upon the shores of strange new languages. If you did find yourself conquering the lands of Erlang, Elm, Haskell, or the isles of Akka/Scala, my hat’s off to you. This time, I’d like like...

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