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I'm getting into ReactJS and am intrigued but also confused about persistent data structures. I love the idea, but I'm not sure how to take my MV*, Mutable, Observable Bindings experience in designing ...
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I have been reading The Early History of Smalltalk and there are a few mentions of "assignment" which make me question my understanding of its meaning: Though OOP came from many motivations, two ...
I am trying to understand dealing with immutable data in FP (specifically in F#, but other FP’s are ok as well) and break the old habit of state-full thinking (OOP style). A part of the selected ...