will share some of the same basic code structure, but also have unique elements. (e.g., the code structure for a string formula will vary from that for a sync table.)
Ingredients, such as toppings
Code blocks & sample code
Coda SDK elements
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Being new to coding, I copy the sample code for each pack type, and change what I call the ‘variable code’ to achieve my desired result. This is similar to selecting different toppings when making a pizza. The choice of toppings does not change the baking instructions.
For example, with packs, you don’t need to build a string pack like Hello World from scratch but instead, you can change the “ingredients” in the Hello World string pack code to display Goodnight Moon,.
When making a pack, pressing the Build button is much like baking the pizza, but not as yummy. 😋
Here’s another example with dummy code, using a function called makePizzawith one parameter named toppings. We can “Pass” different topping values to the makePizza function. The instructions for making the pizza are the same, but the results will be different pizzas, depending on your topping preferences.
Pepperoni and mushroom anyone? Invoking the makePizza(pepperoni, mushroom) function sounds delicious!
Make the dough
(👍 Shout out to the incomparable Maria Marquis for the pizza metaphor inspiration!)