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Jess Lee
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My Favorite Coding Analogies

I really admire people who are able to encompass metaphors in their teaching (and those who do it so effortlessly in everyday conversation!). So many of my aha! moments are sparked by a good analogy, so I thought I'd share a few DEV posts that really do this really well:


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Ian Jones

Have you seen Maggie is actively updating it and she works really hard on getting the coding metaphors correct.

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Tyler V. (he/him)

These illustrations are incredible!

Thanks for pointing this out!

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Ghost • Edited

Is coding, just a human making an analogy that a computer would understand? in that case is "making a coding analogy like recursively making a coding analogy"?, I don't know, too tired, too much coffee and now there is pieces of my brain spilled all over my room.

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Joe Zack

I do love a good story!

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Yechiel Kalmenson

Not to toot my own horn but:

(ok, I'm totally tooting my own horn 🤣)

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Jess Lee

haha, i love it!

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

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What happens under the hood when Node.js works on tasks such as database queries? We will explore it by following this piece of code step by step.