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51:18

A Day in the Life of a Functional Data Scientist

Posted by Richard Minerich  on  Aug 17, 2014

Richard Minerich explains how ideas and tools from functional programming can save time, prevent subtle mistakes in data science, and how he incorporates them into his everyday workflow.

43:57

Planning for Overload

Posted by Fred Hebert  on  Aug 12, 2014 1

Fred Hebert introduces two strategies for handling overload -load-shedding and back-pressure- along with different ways to make them work in Erlang focusing on the importance of planning for overload.

39:32

Scaling HTTP Connections

Posted by Benoît Chesneau  on  Aug 12, 2014

Benoît Chesneau discusses creating, scaling and reusing HTTP connections, summarizing techniques used to reduce memory usage in Erlang and ways to handle massive client connections efficiently.

48:27

10 Billion a Day, 100 Milliseconds Per: Monitoring Real-Time Bidding at AdRoll

Posted by Brian Troutwine  on  Aug 03, 2014 1

Brian Troutwine shares insight on using Erlang for a highly concurrent and very low latency bidding system implemented by Adroll.

37:05

Functional Examples from Category Theory

Posted by Alissa Pajer  on  Aug 02, 2014 9

Alissa Pajer discusses through examples how to understand and write cleaner and more maintainable functional code using the Category Theory.

01:11:36

Refactoring in Java, Scala, and Clojure

Posted by Glen Peterson  on  Aug 02, 2014 2

Glen Peterson uses the Expression Problem to compare refactoring in Java, Scala and Clojure, showing how traits minimize changes in Scala when an interface changes and how Clojure avoids some issues.

44:26

Parallel-lazy Performance: Java 8 vs Scala vs GS Collections

Posted by Craig Motlin  on  Jul 24, 2014

Sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Java 8 has Streams, Scala has parallel collections, and GS Collections has ParallelIterables. How well do they perform?

46:59

What Every Hipster Should Know About Functional Reactive Programming

Posted by Bodil Stokke  on  Jul 20, 2014 5

Bodil Stokke demos building a complete video game from nothing in the span of a conference talk using functional reactive programming.

28:10

Hastily Paving the Way for Diversity

Posted by Anton Ekblad  on  Jul 18, 2014

Anton Ekblad discusses the Haste Haskell-to-JavaScript compiler, how well JavaScript does as a target language, and how JavaScript could play better with FP compilers.

01:17:28

Scala: The Good Parts

Posted by Jack Singleton  on  Jul 05, 2014

Jack Singleton discusses how to improve code readability and maintainability in Scala, and how to be productive with Options, Immutability, and the Collections library.

52:29

Building a Trading Platform in 6 Weeks in an Organization That Would Really Rather We Didn't

Posted by Lance Walton  on  Jun 22, 2014

Lance Walton shares the experience of a small team building a trading platform in 6 weeks in Scala and Lift while fighting against an opposing organizational culture.

01:10:48

Coding in Style: How to Wield Scala in the Trenches

Posted by Josh Suereth  on  Jun 22, 2014

Josh Suereth discusses Scala: expressions, abstracting behaviors, FP & OOP, Futures & Promises, libraries with implicit classes and value classes, tracking lexical state with implicit values.

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