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March 9, 2022
What is APL programming language and what are its benefits?

Transcript APL strips away a lot of boilerplate fluff, but it does so in a way without over abstracting the problem. So it delivers an ultrahigh level, high productivity programming language that allows you you to reason at a high level, at the machine level. So it allows you to do something called mechanical sympathy […]

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March 4, 2022
You can FP in OOP, but learn an FP language to fully understand the benefits of the paradigm

Transcript The world has changed a lot around functional programming. It's no longer considered weird or obscure to use functional programming. Most languages have embraced these kinds of ideas. My warning, my caveat is if you're a Java programmer or you're a C++ programmer and you think you're going to be able to learn functional […]

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February 24, 2022
How Aaron Hsu discovered Functional Programming and why he loves it!

Transcript As a kid during high school, I learned Q Basic to do some programming. And the problem I always ran into was I was trying to do a radix sort, and I kept blowing the stack on the radix sort because Q Basic only had like ten, so it could only handle ten recursions […]

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February 23, 2022
Who should attend Functional Conf?

Transcript Functional Conf was this really engaging, inspiring sort of place.- Aaron Hsu There are a lot of smart people at this conference who care a lot about writing code and doing it well.- Joel Rosario We'll see people that are just starting to put a toe in the water of functional programming and don't […]

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February 17, 2022
Exploring functional programming coming from an OOP mindset - Aaron Hsu

Transcript I think it's important to remember that there's a lot of different ways to engage with a given paradigm. So for instance, in object oriented programming, there's the untyped object style C++, there's Java, there's Small Talk, there's all of these different languages that give a different perspective on what it means to be […]

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January 12, 2022
CFP closing soon!

Functional Conf 2022 Call for Proposals closes 15 Jan There are just 3 days left until proposal submissions close for Functional Conf 2022 This is an opportunity for you to contribute to Asia’s most vibrant functional programming conference. Share your knowledge of FP and connect with programmers actively contributing to the development of FP languages, developers […]

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January 5, 2022
Edward Kmett - How I discovered Functional Programming

Transcript I'd been building little toy languages that all felt kind of like the bastard child of Perl and Python and C++ or something like that, because they were what I knew for, like, 15 years or something like that. Well, before I really discovered functional programming per se, when I was writing Perl, I […]

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January 1, 2022
Michael Snoyman discusses how he discovered functional programming

Transcript My connection with functional programming started about ten years ago, twelve years ago, I really started to do some kind of searching to find out what the next language was, that I was going to be working and where I felt comfortable producing code, producing commercial code that I could put my name to […]

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December 13, 2021
Edward Kmett - Why Haskell?

Transcript If I have to say what Haskell in particular when I talk about functional programming, why Haskell it comes down to the idea that there's a lot of languages that have been toying with the idea of adding immutable data structures, you have data structure is you're not allowed to change. You construct an […]

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