If Elm can give you guarantees that runtime exceptions won't happen (or will be extremely rare), if you depend on ports or browser plugins, there's no such guarantees. How do you deal with those? There's a discussion happening right now on discourse.
Having just mentioned the comparison of Elm and React, I think I should stop including articles that do this. So I pinky promise that this is going to be the last one. In his comparison article, Anthony refers to the concept of convergent evolution which was a talk Evan gave a while ago. Evolution can lead different species in different points in time to similar results, e.g. similarly-structured eyes, wings, or other treats. Likewise completely independent teams can come to similar conclusions, which to some degree has happened with React and Elm.
While browsing Github recently I stumbled upon Sharry - a self-hosted file-sharing webapp written in Elm with the backend in Scala. It helps immensely when you can take a look at the code of a working app and learn from it. This is actually why I browse code on Github every now and then.
Another very neat project I found is called "liikennematto" which is a super simple game where you build roads. It is inspired by the mats/carpets with roads and houses drawn on it. I remember a friend had one of these in his room and we spent days building cities from Lego bricks and playing on these roads. And while the game might looks too simple for some, it's actually pretty cool to show and teach children about the traffic. In his blog post Matias explains the process behind the game.
And if you happen to be in or near Barcelona and looking for a job, the Book of Everyone is hiring for Elm and Elixir developer position.
Quote of the week
The summer is almost over and it starts to rain more often here in Estonia which reminded me of "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury. It is such a multi-dimensional book that one car read it over and over again and still uncover something new...
The first thing you learn in life is you're a fool. The last thing you learn in life is you're the same fool.