JSJ 312: Hygen with Dotan Nahum

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    Panel:

    • Charles Max Wood
    • Aimee Knight
    • AJ ONeal

    Special Guests: Dotan Nahum

    In this episode, the JavaScript Jabber panelists discuss Hygen with Dotan Nahum. Dotan has worked within open source community, where he created Hygen. They talk about what Hygen is, how it came to be, and code generators in general. He was inspired by the Rails generator to create his own generator and took his inspiration from 12 years prior to creating Hygen. They also touch on how to share generators in separate packages and much more!

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Dotan intro
    • What is Hygen?
    • Code generators
    • Rails in 2006
    • Ruby on Rails 15-minute blog video
    • PHP and Python
    • Carried Rails wow moment with him into creating Hygen
    • Wanted Rails generators everywhere
    • Can you also modify files?
    • Took the good things from Rails generator
    • The fact that front-end apps have architecture is new
    • Redux
    • The solution of generating code
    • A component is a ray of files and assets
    • JavaScript gives you great freedom
    • A standardized way of doing components
    • GraphQL
    • Everything lives in the “day job” project
    • How the Hygen template is formatted
    • Can have a shell action
    • Is there a way to share generators in a separate package?
    • Go
    • And much, much more!

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    Picks:

    Charles

    Aimee

    AJ

    Dotan