Episode 38

Break it down like a fraction

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Hey everyone, we're still wrestling with audio gremlins. This week is based on the raw audio from our call so you'll hear some artifacts in there. I just wanted you to be aware in case you're sensitive to that kind of thing. We've solved this problem so going forward this shouldn't happen again.

-Keathley

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This week starts with some serious discussion about the nature of hammocks, podcasts, and the Coriolis effect.

The main topic this week is implicit vs. explicit. Chris argues that an implicit apis tend to be better apis. The hosts discuss where the lines should be drawn between making an operation explicit and hiding the internal complexity of the system. Chris describes how we should think about building a system in layers and how to avoid breaking changes.

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