Hey everyone! I’ll be doing a Reason freeform Q&A session this Friday 5PM PST on Google Hangout. Everyone’s welcomed to join and ask questions. Hangout link will be posted in Discord, Twitter and Discourse near that time. See you then!
Starting in 5 minutes! https://hangouts.google.com/call/0I-dVZfiUeH7d9K9UWT1AEEE
That was way too late for Europe, is there a recording?
Great idea. Definitely suggest recording these in the future!
Or maybe just a breakdown about what has been discussed?
That’s a good point. The main discussion Q&A (from memory, @chenglou correct me if I’m wrong) were:
int(0/1) like upstream OCaml so that output JS can be
- How we can market Reason at work in the face of ‘safe’ incumbents like TypeScript: (to some extent) try to build apps instead of writing yet more tutorials. Working code, that people can run and try out, speaks more than another tutorial that they have to take at face value. Also, TypeScript took years to get where they are now. People used to ask the same thing–why should I use TypeScript. Finally, a big help in marketing is being able to show that BuckleScript output does not add strange, heavyweight runtime code. It’s sometimes almost exactly the same, line for line, as hand-written JS code. There’s a story about how after chenglou checked in some of the first BuckleScript output, someone tried to edit it because they thought it was hand-written.
- Finally, a recommendation, to not necessarily point newcomers at Belt straight off the bat. Let them have a gradual learning curve, by using the
Jsbindings for the familiar JS libraries. Belt can enter the picture when they feel the need for efficient immutable data structures.