Carl Mäsak

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Carl Mäsak
Inside every big interesting problem, there's a small interesting problem hoping you'll find it.

A developer with a fondness for dynamic languages, evolutionary design, and meaningful unit testing. 

Key skills

  • JavaScript
  • ReactJS
  • Angular
  • Ember
  • Elm
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Java
  • DDD
  • TDD
  • Git

About me

My style of development tends towards agile software development, which for the client means speedy results, short feedback cycles with the possibility of evaluation and course corrections, as well as a finished product with good test coverage. My focus on script programming helps me to easily take on and extract information from existing ad hoc data models.

I'm one of the active developers on the Perl 6 projects, and participate in compiler construction, language specification, and community operation.

Teacher for courses

Contact

carl.masak@edument.se

Posts by Carl

Why TypeScript?

A few contrasting examples: in JavaScript it's fine to forget a  property in an object literal, to call a function with the wrong number  of arguments, or to write code that will never be reached in a program. TypeScript flags all of these things as errors, often directly in an  IDE.

  • JavaScript
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Brushing teeth and static checks

The three-year-old at home doesn't like having his teeth brushed. But I, a crafty father, have developed a trick.

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This is why TypeScript is worth looking into

TypeScript is a "superset" of JavaScript; A program written in JavaScript is already a valid TypeScript code. In addition to its usual code, you can add type annotations, and declare variables like "string", "number", etc.  We'll explore why you'd want this together.

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News & feeds

Our view of Vue

Are React and Angular still the only two responsible choices when selecting a JavaScript framework for the new project, or can Vue now be considered an actual contender also from a business perspective?

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Configuring CMake for success

One common question I get on our Advanced C++ course is how the project structure should look, e.g. should I split the source code into multiple directories? How can I introduce unit tests? Should I compile into multiple libraries?

Each project is unique in what it needs, so in this blog post I’ll go over my general preferred setup and then look at how we adopted it for C++ on Android where we also interface with Kotlin/Java.

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Working Remotely… Very Remotely

Does your job let you travel? Do you want it to? Our job does! And we're taking advantage of it!  Read all about our plans for remote work... very remote work.  #waaayoutofoffice

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Focus on Business Value with Scrum

How do we, as a company, keep our focus on Business Value, when we our teams are dominated by technical people and developers, who are not always even expected to see the bigger picture. How can Scrum be at help?

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Why TypeScript?

A few contrasting examples: in JavaScript it's fine to forget a  property in an object literal, to call a function with the wrong number  of arguments, or to write code that will never be reached in a program. TypeScript flags all of these things as errors, often directly in an  IDE.

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