Understanding UI Components in Elm

Since the Humio web client is built in Elm, I’d like to share some of our learnings with Elm over the years. Specifically, working with UI components — a common sticking point for new Elm developers.

The main points I’ll cover:

  • Some architectural considerations and tradeoffs for components in Elm
  • Building vocabulary for describing and comparing components in Elm

This is based on best practices and insights we’ve learned with Elm, having many developers working on a single large application. The post assumes you have a basic understanding of the Elm language1 and The Elm Architecture.

Let’s dive in!

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