With Kotlin 1.3, a new experimental feature called “Inline Classes” is now available. This post is a somewhat deep dive into the nature of the implementation, how it works, where the edges are, and what limitations currently exist. Let’s take a look![Read More]
TypeScript for Java Developers: The 'unknown' Type
TypeScript 3.0 introduced the
unknown type, which is described as being: “Like
Contracts in Kotlin 1.3
Kotlin 1.3 is bringing a new experimental feature to the compiler to help with improving program correctness via the type-system: contracts.
Contracts are a tool that allow library code (both standard library and your libraries) hint to the compiler about the constraints that are ensured on types based on the use of functions in your program. Let’s see how this can be used in practice.[Read More]
Highlighting Lines in Hugo Code Snippets
Hugo makes it quite simple to share code snippets with syntax highlighting on your site, but did you know you can highlight individual lines in code-snippets as well?[Read More]
De-Structuring in Kotlin
Typescript for Java Developers: Index Types
Typescript for Java Developers: De-Structuring of Variables
Typescript for Java Developers: Variable Scoping
What's the Deal with @JvmDefault?
Kotlin has an annotation called
@JvmDefault which, like most of the “Jvm” prefixed annotations, exists to help massage the Kotlin compiler output to match Java classes in a certain way. This annotation was added in 1.2.40, and has now seen some experimental enhancements in 1.2.50, so it seems worth exploring what this is all about.
Diagnosing a 3.6L "Pentastar" Jeep JK Radiator Fan Issue (Code: P0480)
Recently, I was driving my 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited through a parking lot on a 95 degree day, and after leaving a stop sign, a check engine light flashed on (later I would learn it was a P0480 Cooling Fan Relay 1 Control Circuit), and shortly thereafter my Jeep overheated. What followed was a multi-day Google searching and diagnostic session, which made me realize there is a lack of information as well as a lot of mis-information about the 3.6L “Pentastar” Jeep Wrangler model years, and how the radiator fan works.
This is my summary of what I learned about the cooling fans on these Jeeps, so hopefully more people can diagnose issues themselves.[Read More]