featured in #214
tl;dr: Benefits of using other languages: (1) Can be compiled to native binaries which have faster startup times. (2) Native binaries also usually run considerably faster than JS code. (3) Many languages make it much easier to parallelize code.
featured in #210
tl;dr: "One of the best decisions in my developer career was to go beyond just using tools, I decided to create them." Afonso presents some of these tools and what he learned.
featured in #200
tl;dr: Elijah still uses the date-fns library, but is more aware of the native browser APIs, and uses them when appropriate. He runs through these APIs here.
featured in #197
Array Functions and the Rule of Least Power
tl;dr: "The tradeoff between the computational power of a language and the ability to determine what a program in that language is doing." Built-in array functions like .map & .filter may seem powerful but reduce flexibility. Jesse recommends custom code for readability and error reduction.
featured in #194
tl;dr: The team is looking for feedback on a new proposal for handling DateTime in JS.
featured in #192
featured in #187
tl;dr: When considering a new technology (1) research and test before deciding (2) Is it solving your problem, what is the cost? (3) Get an opinion from others.
featured in #186