536: Functional Programming, npm Dependency Hell, and the Patchability of the Web

Should you care about functional programming? What if cloud functions weren't node or deno, but built into the browser? Why do we accept npm dependency hell? Follow up on design matching the web question. And Dave blogged about the patchability of the open web.


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Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert in silly sunglasses and a sign that says Shawp Tawlkk Shough DOT COM

Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert

This episode is with just Chris & Dave, ShopTalk Show's hosts. Chris is the co-founder of CodePen and creator of CSS-Tricks, and Dave is lead developer at Paravel.

Time Jump Links

  • 01:11 Dave read a book
  • 04:46 How far down the functional programming rabbit hole should we go with JS/TS?
  • 15:20 What if cloud functions weren’t node/deno/bun/go/etc. but a web browser?
  • 20:23 Why do we all accept npm dependency hell as the price of doing business?
  • 31:49 Sponsor: Split Software
  • 32:35 Advice to help match designs follow up
  • 36:55 The Patchability of the Open Web

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