Welcome to my PinkLetter. A short, weekly, technology-agnostic, and pink newsletter where we cultivate timeless skills about web development.
What are your controversial takes?
Here’s a list of my weakly-held–strong opinions:
I love Oxford discussions, so please reply to this email and roast me with your controversies.
Code Smells - Developing Design Sense for your Code by Llewellyn Falco
‘In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food…. you need to develop a palate capable of discerning good and bad. Without good taste, you can’t make good food.’ - Jiro Ono (World’s Best Sushi Chef). The same is true for great code.
(Riccardo: This does not teach what a code smell is. It makes you feel it.)
Declarative Programming Streamers
We are a community of Functional and Declarative Programming streamers.
(Riccardo: Thanks Christian for sharing it.)
GraphQL is a trap by Jeff Hodges
GraphQL makes your public API equal to a generic database and – worse – a generic graph database. The amount of maintenance work is sky high. Locking the query capabilities down means you’re just doing normal APIs but not locking it down means infinite performance work
(Riccardo: Another controversial take to add to the list?)