Episode 68: Elm and ADD

In this episode, we learn that Dillon has been diagnosed with ADD (since high school) and he discusses what it is like to have ADD and how he has used this condition to an advantage. This is an interesting discussion because most of us are likely ADD to some extent. Most can be distracted and get overwhelmed with the number of options we have, the problems we face, etc. And what Dillion has learned because he “has to”, most of the rest of us would likely benefit from because we are also human.

Elm is amazing because it is designed and written for humans to use. Features are not added because “we can,” but are rather left out and constraints added because they guide us toward clean design and implementation. It frees us to focus on the problem at hand, not the tools, code, architecture, build system, etc.