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Trent Willis
🖥 Builder of Web Things 🎙 Conference Speaker ⚡️ Project Lead 🎧 Listener of Loud Music 🤘 Big Fan of 🍕
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Super excited to share that I'll be speaking at this May! Giving my talk "Creating Your Own Image Format in the Browser". The speaker lineup looks 💯 with some cool workshops!
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JSConf Colombia Feb 14
The best memories of Trent Willis's talk ( ) at 2018 "Creating your own image format in the browser"
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Trent Willis Feb 13
THIS IS INCREDIBLE!
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @MichalBryxi
That's a fair perspective, but also validates what I meant. I never use the actual _notation_ like O(n), but I definitely think about the complexity of my functions/algorithms.
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @josephrexme
That's fair. I think most devs do use it in that way, which I think is good. My underlying point is that I find it silly that some companies (like Google) specifically ask questions expecting answers using the formal notation when that's not how we generally communicate at work.
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @josephrexme
When I say direct usage I don't mean in terms of syntax or programming constructs, but thinking or speaking in terms like "I changed this function from O(n^2) to O(n)". Usually devs say things like "I removed this nested for-loop".
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @josephrexme
Depending on the type of programming, some folks do use it directly. I agree that indirect usage happens frequently, but I think understanding the concepts and knowing explicitly the notation are two different things. The former I think is valuable, the latter I'm not sure.
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Such an important lesson here. Theoretical complexity isn't worth optimizing for if it never actually impacts the user...unless you have plenty of free time, then by all means
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @ma_bits
Makes sense. As a front-end dev, that stuff is usually done prior to our code handling the data.
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @jpoh
Awesome! In my experience, they don't provide a ton of value for most front-end devs.
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Trent Willis Feb 13
Replying to @WesleydeSouza
I relate to this. I definitely apply concepts that could be expressed by Big-O notation; I just rarely find that it is the clearest way to do so.
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Trent Willis Feb 13
I can't remember the last time I actually used Big-O notation in my work. Anyone else?
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Trent Willis Feb 8
Gonna be on repeat all weekend.
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Trent Willis Feb 7
Irony: Receiving a marketing email for a "safer" or "more secure" way to browse the web from a company that I never gave my email to.
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Trent Willis Feb 5
"Despite his dedication to displaying his entire personality through adhesive decals, some onlookers remain unimpressed." 🤣
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Trent Willis Jan 31
Yeah HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are all awesome, but regardless of the balance having systems in place to maintain you application long term (e.g., tests, documentation, contributor guidelines, architecture docs, automated CI, etc.) is far cooler to me
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Sarah Mei Jan 30
I talk a lot about how you can’t be a great developer without great communication skills, but I don’t think people grok how _directly_ your communication skills are reflected in your codebase. Let me give you an example.
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Trent Willis Jan 30
The evolution of over the years is astounding to me. Really enjoying "amo" even if it is a long departure from the Suicide Season days.
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Trent Willis Jan 25
Replying to @trentmwillis
Here's the post from the first article in case you missed it:
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Trent Willis Jan 25
📢 I published* the second post in my series of articles on how I set goals for myself. In this one I explore the question, how do you set worthwhile goals? (*actually published a couple days ago, but it was my birthday so I was off social media)
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