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October 11, 2019

Imports are not code – they're declarations

Episode 76 // The EmberMap Podcast


Sam and Ryan talk about a confusing situation where moving code into an ES module changed the execution order of a program. They also talk about conflicting advice over whether React's useEffect is appropriate for writing data, and chat about PostCSS, Tailwind and build tools.

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Topics include:

  • 2:31 – Tailwind, PostCSS, and low-level vs. high-level tools
  • 13:12 – Mirage JS and Cypress
  • 13:55 – Ember 3.13 and Octane
  • 15:28 – Ryan's experiencing upgrading EmberMap from 3.4 to 3.12
  • 20:19 - ES Modules, and learning that imports are not code
  • 42:12 – React and useEffect, and the difference between reads and writes vs. rendering and event handlers
  • 1:00:50 – Object-oriented vs. functional programming in JavaScript

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