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Last active Sep 12, 2019
Reactive 2016 Lightning Talk Proposal: Get Flow
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This is a proposal for a lightning talk at the Reactive 2016 conference.

NOTE: If you like this, star the Gist - the amount of stars decides whether it makes the cut! You could also Retweet if you want :)

Get Flow

Type checking JavaScript with Flow

JavaScript is a dynamic language, and there's nothing wrong with that. It allows quick iteration and lowers barriers. However, sometimes some compile-time type checking is just what you need to keep your code in line and give yourself the confidence to build bigger and faster. Flow gives the best of both worlds. You can have normal JavaScript but you can also add types where they're helpful, and it adds zero cost at runtime. In this talk I'll show Flow as it applies to a Redux & React codebase.

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Last active Sep 12, 2019
Reactive 2015 Lightning Talk Proposal: Pyramids be gone!: ES7 Async Function
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This is a proposal for a lightning talk at the Reactive 2015 conference.

NOTE: If you like this, star the Gist - the amount of stars decides whether it makes the cut! You could also Retweet if you want :)

Pyramids be gone!

ES7 Async Functions

JavaScript is getting async functions (or already has them if you count Babel.JS) and with them a way to finally slay the evil pyramid. This new language feature lets you write asynchronous code that almost looks synchronous, while maintaining the same semantics as promises. This lets you shed your .then and .catch boilerplate and escape those nested callbacks in favour of clean, explicit, maintainable code.