While this encourages code reuse and interoperability, you’re left with the responsibility of writing glue code to marshal oft misaligned paradigms to accomplish your objective.
CJS-Task was created with the desire to bring simplicity by acting as a high-quality glue between all the pieces you’ll use.
How? A few tricks.
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One day, however, a new sort of ad appeared in the pages of several dailies: an appeal from a certain Prince Bil Morrison.
The prince was of noble birth and hailed from the far reaches of Nigeria. All he wanted was some American pen pals.
So moving was the wording of the ad that the papers had published his mailing address free of charge. Should not the poor prince find some good old American correspondents?
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The story of how Matt Damon came to stardom is pretty interesting.
He was looking for a prominent role in a movie. Nobody would cast him in the role, so he wrote his own script and cast himself in the role. Problem solved.
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I am not an OOP convert. I’ve spent most of my professional life working with classes and objects, but the more time I spend, the less I understand why you’d want to combine code and data so rigidly. I want to handle data as data and write the code that best fits a particular situation.
– Games in C by Jonathan Whiting
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It houses great big libraries like React, Electron and socket.io. It also contains itty-bitty snippets of code. Code so small you’d expect their behavior to be native to the language.
This seems like a very bad idea to me.
This is a Swiss Army Knife. The Handyman, to be precise. According to the site, it has 24 functions. Can opener, scissors, nail file, pliers, wine opener, bottle opener, wood saw, toothpick, nail cleaner … the list goes on.
Conceptually, it’s really great to have one thing that does so much.
Realistically, Swiss Army Knives have not replaced the need for single-purpose devices in any of those categories.
It’s doing too much to be good enough at one task to replace a device crafted specifically to solve a single purpose in any of those categories.
Have you watched Inception?
It’s a really interesting movie where people can enter the dreams of others. I don’t wanna ruin it for anyone but the ability to enter dreams is infinite.
You can enter the dream of someone who is sleeping in a dream. Dream within a dream.
My first dream was to design for the internet.
The moment I saw the Cartoon Network website in the late nineties, I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do. I learned how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, picked up HTML + CSS, designed MySpace pages and built a static website.
The static website was the accomplishment of my dream. I designed a website, coded it up, published it on the internet and got paid handsomely for it.
Almost immediately after, I was unsatisfied.
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