I’m back at it again with my functional programming shenanigans and this time I’m going to talk about PIPES! Yes, PIPES! We use them in the most important piece of hardware in any building — the mighty toilet and now also in our software development! Truly a testament to the versatility of the proud PIPE!
A long a$$ time ago I created a simple React component that would lazily load an image and while it’s busy loading an image it would show a placeholder and wrote a tutorial how I did it. It is inspired by Polymer’s iron-image and a neat little trick how to transition from placeholder to loaded image.