Gilad Bracha explains how to distinguish FP hype from reality and to apply key ideas of FP in non-FP languages, separating the good parts of FP from its unnecessary cultural baggage.
Miles Sabin and Edwin Brady exemplify what can be done with a language with dependent types, what are the limitations and what could be done in the future when dependent types reach maturity.
Philipp Haller introduces Scala Async for asynchronous I/O with Futures and Promises.
Paco Nathan reviews an example data analysis application written in Cascalog used for a recommender system based on City of Palo Alto Open Data.
Evan Czaplicki explains the key concepts of Functional Reactive Programming, showing how FRP can avoid the callback hell. He shows how to use FRP for games, demoing a Mario game.
Joshua Suereth designs a scalable distributed search service with Akka and Scala using actors, and covering practical aspects of how to scale out with Akka’s clustering API.
Runar Bjarnason explains how to approach I/O from a purely functional perspective, exploring the space of existing solutions, their benefits, and drawbacks.
Philipp Haller explains how to do asynchronous programming in Scala with Scala Async, Futures and Promises.
Juan Manuel and Jesús López González share their experience gathered over five years designing and implementing Speech, a DSL for programming social processes.
Rich Hickey discusses how a functional database can impact the programming model, using Datomic as an example, but the principles apply to other systems using an immutable database.
Reid Draper discusses lessons learned from Erlang that can be applied to Clojure (lighting talk).
Daniel Spiewak discusses how modern languages such as Scala, Clojure, and Haskell have moved beyond the simple lambda calculus paradigm, being better suited for large application architectures.