Message from JavaScript discussions

January 2018

— Also some have said that writing type safe code helps you understand your code better

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Yeah, it does, as you set up expectations for all the data you're working with, which helps you construct a solid data model specification

— JS is one of those languages that collects a gigantic amount of opinions, but it's because there isn't anything in the language that prevents what most system engineers consider treason :P

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— So instead of the language helping you to write better code, it just sits back like "lol whatever floats your boat dude", and instead you just get random advice from people in chatrooms who think they kno de wey

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— Yeah true that so many different opinions

— From what i have seen so far it seems everyone is trying to fix the language with their solution and claim that their solution is superior but no one knows for sure

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— And that makes it more difficult for people just getting started with it like me, on what direction to follow and rather be misguided

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— The concepts of programming are language-agnostic

— There is no one design pattern to rule them all, you learn patterns and then apply them where you see fit for your project

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— You should take everyone's advice with a few grains of salt, regardless of whether it's JS or any other language

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— Don't be careful though, in fact try everything you have the time to try, and you'll eventually start to figure out what your own best direction is

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— As a great example (I think it's great since webdevs constantly argue over these) is application patterns like MVC... I started just like you not knowing what was best, so I tried MVC and hated it, then moved on to MVP, then MVVM, then Flux. It took me all those tries to figure out what pattern best suited me

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