Ephemera - 30th May, 2019
I'm immediately going to start using the `unknown` type in my TypeScript projects after learning about it in this post from @mariusschulz. No more using `any` when I'm a little unsure of how to type data coming from the server!
"killer new feature" generally feels too hyperbolic for me, but in this case I kind of agree. We've been using const assertions at work while building a component library and it massively reduces the number of interfaces we'd usually write.
Building admin tools can be surprisingly hard! One of my colleague's at Fishbrain has written a great blog post on some of the challenges we've faced doing just that.
Steevio - Forgotten Futures
A Eurorack hero of mine. Steevio's jazzy techno tunes are all the more impressive for knowing that they're being constructed on the fly.
I really came away from these two talks with a much more comprehensive understanding of React hooks, plus some great new ideas on how I could use them in my own work.