Issue 47

When I was about 10 years old, both me and my sister got chocolate calendars for the whole month. Every day you're supposed to open a numbered window and have a small chocolate for yourself. I was patient and had one chocolate a day until about 6-8th of December. That's when I had one chocolate missing. A bug I thought, and shrugged it off for that day. But the next day my chocolate was missing again. And that's when I started to suspect a thief. Turns out that in the span of just few days my older sister ate all of her chocolates, and then started eating mine. This is the story that I remember to this day, and whenever I hear the word advent calendar, it pops in my mind almost instantly.

The advent of code created a nice tradition with programming challenges, and now there are all sorts of different calendars. You can follow the Elm Christmas Calendar which covers some topic every day until Christmas. This calendar is built by Bekk, and they have a lot of other topics covered: security, functional, javascript, and others. Japanese Elm community created their own calendar too. I wish HD Moore, the renowed security researcher, continued his security bug a day for one month project as an advent calendar of bugs.

Outside the Christmas topic, there were some other news in the Elm land. Dillon and Jeroen from Elm Radio podcast have released a new episode on Lighthouse, the tool used to improve the quality of your web pages. The topic covered is not specific to Elm but to anyone involved in web development, and it is worth listening to because they talk about service workers, progressive web apps, manifest.json, canonical URLs, SEO, and many other terms.

James Carlson has released a library which allows to use drag and drop in hierarchical table of contents (trees again).

If you're using Elm Review in your project (and quite a lot do), Jeroen made another update to the tool which helps you clear all the debug files in the project.

In a series of videos Jesse Warden explains how to build a simple Elm app that converts temperature between Celsius and Fahrenheit units:

I thought I'd finish this edition with a quote, but quotic a comic strip is next to impossible without losing most of the context. So enjoy:

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