Issue 45: trees

Every 5th issue of this email I do a small dive into a specific topic somewhat related to Elm. You can read all these issues under the special tag. As I was thinking which area to cover this time, I wanted to return to testing again due to selfish motives.…

Issue #40: Functional programming

Every fifth week I make a special issue covering particular topic of Elm. You can find them all under the special tag. Elm is my first foray into the world of functional programming (Python's functools don't count), and in the absence of constant practice I decided to start this newsletter…

Issue #30

In light of the recent Elm Game Jam I got slightly interested in this topic and decided to cover it for this special. I don't have any experience in game development, so sifting through the articles and tools was quite interesting. To start off, there are two somewhat outdated but…

Issue #20 - special about Elm

Say what? An Elm newsletter with a special issue about... Elm? Yes, but hang with me just for a minute. I am not going to talk to you about things that Elm guide or Elm programming have written about. This issue is more about the internals of Elm or lower-level…

Issue #15 - special about JSON

My first days and weeks with Elm were painful. Embracing the unknown is hard, and moving from the cozy environment like Python and React to the rough waters of functional programming was like the first bungee or parachute jumps for me. Why do it if the demand for Python, Java,…

Issue #10 - special about testing

Every 5th issue of Elm Bits is about some specific topic. You can see the previous one about forms. If you're planning to use a language in production then testing is one of the core requirements, and unfortunately the official guide doesn't suggest anything. This issue is all about testing…

Issue #5 - special about forms

Forms in Elm is a source of constant pain for newcomers. How do I create them? How to perform validation? Should I build it myself or use a custom library? These are just the few questions that people ask. This is a special issue about forms. Every 5th newsletter will…