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What language am I writing again?

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Have you ever had that brainfart moment when you're writing code and forget what syntax you're supposed to be using?  An example is helpful: This is from a recent project that used React + Typescript + GraphQL + Styled Components which is a prime combo for this sort of situation.  At bare minimum we have these languages all represented in the same file. TypescriptGraphQLCSSReactDepending on how you're counting, you could also add in Javascript (since you need to know it anyways for Typescript), HTML (since the React syntax is built on it), and even the interpolated strings like ${address.stree…

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How Hard is your Email to Say?

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You're at the doctors office, talking to an aquaintence, or ordering something on the phone and they ask the question: What's your email? Depending on your name, age, and your life choices this can be a breeze or the dreaded question. How long does it take before you have to break out the phonetic alphabet? How many times do you have to repeat it? Today we're going to come up with a scoring system to measure how painful your email is to tell someone. It's a golf scoring system with low scores being easy and each point is one unit of struggle for both you and the recipient. Lets start wi…

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