Ep 094: Concrete Composition► Play Episode
Each week, we discuss a different topic about Clojure and functional programming.
This week, the topic is: "decomposition." We help our code through a breakup so it can find its true colors.
Our discussion includes:
- How to process text and add color.
- When is it time to decompose?
- Return of the box mix!
- How to separate transformation from I/O.
- How to use reducing functions to repeat computation.
- What makes code orthogonal?
- The woes of packing useful data into bits.
- Signs of complexity in the Java underlayer.
- What is the difference between isolation and decomposition?
- What are some natural points of separation?
- "We are composing ourselves!"
- "I'm a terminal guy, so this is all in the terminal."
- "You can go look it up on the Internet. I'm not going to try to speak ANSI right now."
- "The box mix makes it really easy to make a cake, but it also constricts your ability to do more things with it."
- "By definition, any side effect is an orthogonal concern."
- "It's screaming for decomposition!"
- "Separating these out makes it so that it's easier to understand each part by itself."
- "We have our 'actual code' badge again as a programming podcast!"