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Remote Access Made Easy and Fast with Haskell

Posted by Simon Marlow  on  Mar 12, 2015

Simon Marlow explains how to use Haxl to automatically batch and overlap requests for data from multiple data sources.

47:08

SQL Strikes Back! Recent Trends in Data Persistence and Analysis

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Feb 24, 2015

Dean Wampler takes a look at SQL’s resurgence and specific example technologies, including: NewSQL, Hybrid SQL, SQL abstractions on top of file-based data, SQL as a functional programming language.

50:57

Comparing Elasticity of Reactive Frameworks

Posted by James Ward  on  Feb 16, 2015 3

Elasticity is a key component in reactive systems and James Ward navigates the different characteristics of different implementations of this concept: Akka, Scala, RxJava, and more.

40:34

Building Reactive Services using Functional Programming

Posted by Rachel Reese  on  Feb 15, 2015

Rachel Reese sees reactive services and functional languages as a natural pair, demonstrating how functional concepts such as mailboxes and async workflows can help one craft reactive services.

17:38

Phosphor: Illuminating Dynamic Data Flow in Commodity JVMs

Posted by Jonathan Bell, Gail Kaiser  on  Feb 11, 2015

Jonathan Bell & Gail Kaiser introduce Phosphor, a dynamic taint tracking system for the JVM, describing the approach used to achieve portable taint tracking.

41:12

Let It Crash! The Erlang Approach to Building Reliable Services

Posted by Brian Troutwine  on  Feb 10, 2015

Brian Troutwine examines how functional programming and other concepts championed by Erlang can yield reactive services with just a change in thinking and a different approach to design.

48:36

Functional Systems @ Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Jan 09, 2015

Marius Eriksen explains Twitter's experiences with functional programming (with Scala) @ Twitter: where functional techniques worked and where not. Also: how the Scala language has scaled with Twitter

47:17

Panel: The Challenges of Using Functional Languages

Posted by Werner Schuster,Stew O'Connor,Kelsey Gilmore-Innis,Marius Eriksen,Logan Linn,Jafar Husain  on  Dec 20, 2014 1

Panelists discuss which issues have an impact on the adoption of functional languages, hear how our speakers have addressed these issues and of course we'll have time for a Q&A.

42:05

Why Spark Is the Next Top (Compute) Model

Posted by Dean Wampler  on  Dec 15, 2014

Dean Wampler argues that Spark/Scala is a better data processing engine than MapReduce/Java because tools inspired by mathematics, such as FP, are ideal tools for working with data.

01:02:52

Reactive APIs in Spray, Akka and Scala

Posted by Jan Machacek  on  Nov 23, 2014

Jan Machacek demos creating and using reactive APIs in Scala with Spray and Akka.

57:09

Functional Principles for Object-Oriented Developers

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Nov 09, 2014

Jessica Kerr explains through Java and C# code samples six principles of the functional programming style.

35:55

The Functional Programming Concepts in Facebook's Mobile Apps

Posted by Adam Ernst  on  Nov 08, 2014

Adam Ernst shows how his team at Facebook encountered spiraling complexities and declining reliability and decided to make the shift to functional, in the data model and the view layer of News Feed.

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