These are chat archives for jsoxford/jsoxford.github.com

19th
Oct 2015
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Oct 19 2015 08:24
Whens the next meetup?
jsoxbot
@jsoxbot
Oct 19 2015 08:24
No upcoming events planned
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Oct 19 2015 08:24
:worried:
Tom Lane
@tomlane
Oct 19 2015 08:26
Sudo when's the next meetup?
jsoxbot
@jsoxbot
Oct 19 2015 08:26
No upcoming events planned
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 08:45
Hopefully that’ll change today – I just need one more piece of information from @benfoxall and confirmation from the venue then we’re good to announce :)
Marcus Noble
@AverageMarcus
Oct 19 2015 08:46
:tada:
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 16:52
Interesting read about Facebook Relay for anyone interested: https://www.pandastrike.com/posts/20151015-rest-vs-relay
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Oct 19 2015 17:02
I'm interested in Relay - but more in the positive way
I've been thinking a lot recently about how sometimes the style in which we build stuff might be a bit too tied to rest/http/whatever
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 17:05
yeah I hate being tied to ‘web standards’/whatever ;)
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Oct 19 2015 17:07
ha! Obviously they're awesome. But perhaps some content isn't totally appropriate to REST / http - and by trying to bend it into that it becomes a lossy layer of abstraction
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 17:08
Perhaps… but I haven’t seen a compelling example.
I think a lot more of the love for React/Relay (and Relay in particular) comes from “OMG it’s the new hotness, I must think it’s hot too” and the preconception that because it’s built by a large organisation that it must be well-designed
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Oct 19 2015 17:10
I was drunkenly trying to think about what a webpage would look like in VR, if that helps
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 17:11
You think about waaay more interesting things when you’re drunk than I do!
Surely a webpage shouldn’t exist in VR – it would just be part of the world?
You’d want a mechanism to consume information from the ‘web’ in a machine-readable format, but the presentation mechanism would be amazing – the world is literally (within the confines of your virtual world) your figurative oyster
All I’m imagining now is the dreamatorium
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Oct 19 2015 17:32
I think we were talking about <button> representing an actual button. (it totally could do, I reckon.) But yeah, react is super-cool, if it wasn't supported by facebook it would probably be dismissed as being too weird, though it's kind of pushed the web forward by being drastically different in it's approach. Anyway - relay is kind of cool I reckon; and I think it's even cooler after reading that blog post because I don't like that kind of blog post. Though I do like rest, and react, and facebook, and web pages, and community.
I like stuff
I've been typing quite a lot today, like, not just here
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 17:35
I’d just like to point out that there wasn’t a single emoji in that, so I’m assuming your account has been hacked
Ben Foxall
@benfoxall
Oct 19 2015 17:43
@spikeheap I wrote this today:
function numberify(stuff){
  return stuff
    .toString()
    .split('')
    .map(
      (function(numbers){
        return function(yeah){
          return ':' + (numbers[yeah] || 'question') + ':'
        }
      })('zero one two three four five six seven eight nine'.split(' '))
    )
    .join('')
}
It makes numbers better, was thinking of feeding it to @jsoxbot
Ryan Brooks
@spikeheap
Oct 19 2015 19:49
Hey hey. If anyone’s going to Angular Connect tomorrow I’ll see you there. I’ll be on the 6:55 train from Oxford, whoop whoop