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elm-tooling with Simon Lydell
elm-tooling helps you manage versions of tools like elm-format and elm. It downloads them more efficiently and securely. We discuss with the author, Simon Lydell.
We revisit elm-review with some tips, useful workflows, and helpful packages that have come out since our intro to elm-review episode.
Some Elm friends visit for a Family Feud-style game. Plus a special Holiday roundtable to close out the year!
Scaling Elm Apps
The techniques for managing state as an application grows look very different in Elm than they do in Object-Oriented and component-based frameworks. We discuss the differences and best practices.
Lighthouse can show you a lot of low-hanging fruit to improve your site's performance. It also points out ways to make your site more accessible, follow best practices, and perform better with SEO.
Codecs do two-way Encode/Decode. We talk about this pattern in Elm, and some codec tools for JSON and Bytes.
We talk about elm-graphql, how to organize your SelectionSets, and other best practices.
We talk about the value of taking small steps, and techniques to help break problems down in Elm.
The Life of a File
We revisit Evan's classic talk and dive into the process for how and when to split out Elm code into modules.
Make Impossible States Impossible
We discuss two classic talks and how to apply the ideas of Make Impossible States Impossible to your codebase.
We discuss the benefits that using the elm-spa framework bring to your codebase, and how to get started.
Parse, Don't Validate
We discuss the Alexis King's article and how those techniques apply in Elm.
We discuss the fundamentals of test-driven development, and the testing tools in the Elm ecosystem.
We discuss the fundamentals of elm-ui, and how to decide if it's the right fit for your team.
The Builder Pattern
We discuss the tradeoffs of using the builder pattern and how to get started with it.
We discuss what Elm is intended for, techniques for going beyond that, and how to make tools nice to use when you do.
We discuss parsers, how to build them in Elm, and how to try to make your error messages as nice as Elm's.
How (And When) to Publish a Package
We cover the mechanics of publishing your first Elm package. Best practices for making a great package, and how to learn the API design skills to build great tools.
Getting started with elm-review
elm-review lets you extend guarantees that Elm provides before running your code, by inspecting your project with custom rules that you write in pure Elm!
Intro to Opaque Types
Opaque Types are a fancy way of saying "custom type with a private constructor." We talk about the basics, how to get started, and some patterns for using Opaque Types.
Getting started with elm-pages
elm-pages lets you build fast, SEO-friendly static sites with pure Elm. We go over the core concepts, explain Static Sites vs. JAMstack, and give some resources for getting started with elm-pages.