Published December 26, 2018 ·
10 Minute Read ·
The State of Elm survey takes the pulse of the Elm community.
What experiences do newcomers have, and are they learning at decent pace?
What companies have Elm in production?
This year, the survey ran from the end of Janary to the beginning of March, and collected 1,176 responses (about the same as last year.)
After the survey ended, I scrubbed each field for 17 of the questions to make sure we had good data, reduced five of the questions to tags, and performed the analysis below.
I know it’s been a long wait; thank you for your patience while I did this, and to all the people who checked in and asked if they could help!
I really can’t figure out how to parse this–will your book help with nested JSON where the keys are different 2 or 3 levels deep?
If not, then I’ll just give up on Elm–as this is the first project that I’m trying to do, and something as basic as this, I’m finding impossible.
The biggest mindset shift you need to succeed with JSON Decoding is to think of your decoders like bricks.
(I’ve written about this before, and it’s chapter 1 of The JSON Survival Kit.)
You can combine bricks to build whatever you like; the same is true of decoders!