Debugging tricky parameterized types

Parameterized functions are fantastic. I’m talking about the functions that operate around some abstract piece of data, without doing anything that would require specific knowledge about that data. Take, for example, the following fictional function: Example The code above is designed to take an option of something, save it somewhere if the option contains data, … 

 

On File Switching in Rescript

I use Rescript at work, and find that I often want to switch between interface and implementation files. Less often, I also want to inspect the compiled source of a file. This can be a small pain to do by hand, and small pains repeated often become big pains. So here are some VS Code … 

 

Animating Text Content with Redash and Reanimated 2

On Cyber Monday I sprang for William Candillon’s course on animation with React Native. I love his style. And I like how beautiful his examples are. However, it took me a few minutes to understand that he’s basing all his work on two libraries, Redash, and Reanimated. These tools are super powerful, and I’m off … 

 

On media uploads, and annoying S3 APIs.

While working on Storytime Studio a couple of weeks ago I decided to upgrade my media uploading approach. I had started with the naive “I’ll just upload everything to the server and put it in a folder on the hard drive” approach, because that was simple. And it worked really well until I tried to …