Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, March 22, 2020, and this is show number 776.
Chit Chat Across the Pond
Chit Chat Across the Pond this week was Bart Busschots with PBS 92 of X in which he walks us through his solution to the assignment from PBS 89 to create a grid of currency conversions. I’ve had a blast doing my own solution so it was fun to see how he approached the problem. I believe his solution is more elegant than mine but there’s a few places I think I did some cooler things so I’m very happy with how this all turned out.
He doesn’t go through his code line by line, but rather gives us the big picture of his process. Most of the time he spent on the solution was actually in refactoring his code because he decided to preload the data rather than fetching it repeatedly on-demand. I loved it when he referred to his original work as “Organically-grown Weasley-kind of code”.
He also explains how he used both coercion and assertion to do his error handling and why. Eventually he got to start working on the grid and he walks us through how he cracked that problem. It was great fun as always and we have a new, six-week challenge to build a world clock.
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