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Functional Reactive Programming in Elm

Posted by Evan Czaplicki  on  Nov 05, 2013

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.

59:10

Scaling out with Akka Actors

Posted by Joshua Suereth  on  Oct 31, 2013 4

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.

43:25

Purely Functional I/O

Posted by Runar Bjarnason  on  Oct 17, 2013

Runar Bjarnason explains how to approach I/O from a purely functional perspective, exploring the space of existing solutions, their benefits, and drawbacks.

52:58

Scala Async: A New Way to Simplify Asynchronous Code (Make the Compiler Do It!)

Posted by Philipp Haller  on  Oct 14, 2013

Philipp Haller explains how to do asynchronous programming in Scala with Scala Async, Futures and Promises.

43:03

Implementing a DSL for Social Modeling: an Embedded Approach Using Scala

Posted by Juan Manuel, Jesús López González  on  Oct 13, 2013

Juan Manuel and Jesús López González share their experience gathered over five years designing and implementing Speech, a DSL for programming social processes.

49:55

The Functional Database

Posted by Rich Hickey  on  Oct 11, 2013 5

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.

05:38

How Erlang Can Help You Become a Better Clojure Developer

Posted by Reid Draper  on  Sep 27, 2013

Reid Draper discusses lessons learned from Erlang that can be applied to Clojure (lighting talk).

45:46

Living in a Post-Functional World

Posted by Daniel Spiewak  on  Sep 23, 2013 1

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.

27:15

Protocols, Functors and Type Classes

Posted by Creighton Kirkendall  on  Sep 16, 2013 5

Creighton Kirkendall discusses how polymorphism is implemented in Clojure, Ocaml, Haskell and Scala.

01:06:28

Clojure: Enemy of the State

Posted by Alex Miller  on  Sep 11, 2013 2

Alex Miller discusses Clojure’s approach to data, comparing it with OOP’s approach, and covering various related topics such as mutation, state vs. value, primitive and composite data.

40:03

The Joy of Flying Robots with Clojure

Posted by Carin Meier  on  Sep 11, 2013

Carin Meier shares from her experience doing functional programming in Clojure for flying robots.

50:44

Programming for the Expression of Ideas

Posted by Gerald Sussman  on  Sep 03, 2013

Gerald Sussman explains how programming can help understand Analytical Mechanics and Differential Geometry, and make some concepts of General Relativity come alive. Indeed, a well-crafted program is an expression of an idea, and it may be a work of art.

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