Introduction to browserify

Nice introduction to browserify from the people at bitly. I love the fact that people coming from node (like me) can apply the same mental model also when adventuring into the front-end…

Promises are functional

callback-based functions do not return anything, and so are hard to compose. A function with no return value is executed only for its side effects – a function with no return value or side effects is simply a black hole. So programming with callbacks is inherently imperative, it is about sequencing…

About `Buffer` encoding

The encoding parameter is not the encoding of the buffer, it is the encoding of the string you are passing. Buffers have no encoding; they are just binary data. via @OrangeDog…