July 24th, 2015
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dealing with mutation is hard. When I constantly grappled with these issues early on in my career, I thought I had serious issues. Perhaps I wasn’t cut out to be a developer. Maybe I should seriously consider a different career. It didn’t help that other developers breezed through similar assignments as if mutation and them were one (don’t get any ideas). But then I started reading about functional programming and how everyone was endlessly whining about “side effects”. I thought, hey, maybe it’s not just me. If these intelligent people are also struggling with it, then perhaps it’s a real problem after all.