🤯 functional funsies is now impure.fun 🤯

Do not go gentle into that impure night

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Don't miss the live demo link at the bottom of the article, it's juicy stuff 👇

If there’s anything worse than writing javascript, it’s having to read the javascript that you write. Thanks to Fable, you can write javascript that you don’t have to read, indeed you don’t even have to write it.

Similarly, FSharp.ValidationBlocks allows you to validate things without writing any validation code, only rules. Yes, you can try to do validation without it, but like going to the toilet without toilet paper, it’s possible but it can be messy.

Thanks, I’ll take both ✌

You’d be forgiven for trying to combine them like Voltron as web apps often display forms that require validation. Unfortunately the reflection that makes FSharp.ValidationBlocks magical also made it incompatible with Fable.

No happy ending? 💔

But hold on for a second - in a plot twist that everybody saw coming - these things can be used together now, and all it took was adding .Fable to the namespace FSharp.ValidationBlocks making a new namespace FSharp.ValidationBlocks.Fable. How did I not think of this before!

Should I try it?

I don’t know, let’s see:

I’m going to stop now because I ran out of sound metaphors, but the point is, yes, you should definitely try it, and thanks to Fable now there’s a live demo 🎁! So meta…


Don’t get triggered by my throwing shade at javascript, it’s just for comedic purposes, I have a lot of respect for that language that got many things right from the beginning.

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