Hasty Treat - Abstraction

April 6, 2020, 1 p.m. (2 years, 8 months ago)

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about abstraction in general as well as javascript programming.

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Show Notes

1:48 - What the heck is abstraction?

  • I like to think of it as sweeping under the rug
  • Vue and React devs should be very familiar with the concept

4:44 - When to abstract

  • When things are getting too heavy
  • Personal preference
  • Some people have an arbitrary line limit

7:25 - When not to abstract

  • When savings are minimal
  • When it just adds a pointless layer

9:40 - Personal code abstractions vs public

  • My personal focus is on API simplicity and baked-in smart defaults
  • More specific
  • Public APIs need to be more flexible or at least for some components


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