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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 237: Hasty Treat - Abstraction

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Apr 6th, 2020

Hasty Treat - Abstraction

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about abstraction in general as well as javascript programming.

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Show Notes

1:48 - What the heck is abstraction?

  • I like to think of it as sweeping under the rug
  • Vue and React devs should be very familiar with the concept

4:44 - When to abstract

  • When things are getting too heavy
  • Personal preference
  • Some people have an arbitrary line limit

7:25 - When not to abstract

  • When savings are minimal
  • When it just adds a pointless layer

9:40 - Personal code abstractions vs public

  • My personal focus is on API simplicity and baked-in smart defaults
  • More specific
  • Public APIs need to be more flexible or at least for some components

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