This is a quick little tip about sharing local variables across functions in your React components. It's something that a fellow developer, Ben, reminded me of in a pair programming session recently so I decided to write a blog post about it!
I had passed the phone screen for a chance to work as a ClojureScript developer for a startup in manhattan, and they emailed me a coding challenge. Basically, they wanted me to make a glorified do-to list using reagent and re-frame. This post is to document the feedback from the reviewer of my code and think out loud about what he / she meant by it and what I can do to avoid the same issues the future.
I grew up on "Algol" style languages like Java, C++, and ActionScript 3 where one of the first things you learn about is the concept of a class, a blueprint for an object. I guess I'm too young to remember a lisp world without Clojure so at first I was amazed that you could even have a programming language that didn't based its foundational architectural patterns around classes or object use classes! I just today was working on a project and found it refreshingly simple to just write some functions in a namespace so I could require and call them from another file. In this post we'll take a look at how to we import functions in a ClojureScript project using the build tool leiningen without classes or objects.
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