Programming often involves creating configuration objects/dicts and passing them around to functions. Let’s say we want to pass the following configuration dict to a function:
This post is mainly a reiteration of an article, I found online. As of Java 8, we have had the ability to replace looping operations on collections with streams and functional operations. This applies to situations where we don’t have an up-front collection to iterate upon.
A few days ago, I got a question from an online friend of mine, whether to self-host his new blog, or start directly on Medium. I advised him to self-host and use Medium only for content distribution. I have always been pro writer independence, and though I have tried quite a few platforms over the years, none has really withstood the test of time. Medium makes no exception.
NOTE: The following post discusses the impressions I got with the Xamarin.iOS framework alone. It was intended to discuss only the iOS development support and not the cross-platform capabilities of the Xamarin suite. It is also worth mentioning that Xamarin.iOS has nothing to do with Xamarin.Forms, a ver different beast focusing on cross-platform development, and a point of lots of online debating.
So, you might have heard about Mastodon. A micro-blogging alternative to Twitter, boasting itself for being 100% open-source, and for its decentralised nature.