The State Changers discussed the data and logic complexities of using the platform Xano, with focus on certain functionalities like the 'for' loop, 'for each' loop, and the concept of the 'reducer pattern'. Part of the challenge was to solve two problems simultaneously within Xano's distinct technical parameters. 'For' loop and 'for each' loop were discussed in the context of iterating over arrays, and the idea of a 'reducer pattern' was introduced as a potential tool to simplify complex tasks. The key difference between the 'for' loop and 'for each' loop was highlighted.
Furthermore, the participants discussed possible solutions to the issues raised by one participant pertaining to updating variables, inputs of a function and dealing with side effects. Solutions suggested involved separating concerns in functions, managing context as an input and output, and referencing the same function over to update inputs.
Potential drawbacks of these solutions were acknowledged but it was agreed that pursuing these paths would yield significant insights, and the potential issues could be addressed as they arose. The need for trial and error and the evolving nature of the correct solutions as one learnt more about the process were underlined.
Finally, the State Changers touched on the topic of 'enable paging' function in Xano, which allows users to cycle through everything in an output tab, and resolved some queries amongst the participants.