Better Web Apps Through Functional Programming

Functional programming is an approach which emphasizes the mathematical notion of pure functions and immutable values over step-by-step routines and mutable objects.

It turns out that the web and HTTP, based on requests and responses, are a good fit for the functional approach, and that functional languages can enable reliability, performance, security, and maintainability that are hard to achieve with other paradigms.

This talk will introduce basic concepts of functional programming, and demonstrate server-side and client-side applications of functional techniques to improve web apps.

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  • Sudhir C

    Nice presentation

    March 6, 2013

  • James B.

    Stupid flu. See you next time.

    March 5, 2013

  • Chris Y.

    Had a change in plans not in town.

    March 5, 2013

  • Steven G.

    Sorry to miss it, I have to drive to NJ.

    March 5, 2013

  • John C.

    Hi all.

    Are there going to be adapters at Enforme that I can use to connect to the projector tonight? I have a DVI adapter, but if it's a VGA hookup only then I'll need to borrow one, or run over to MBS and get one.

    Thanks.

    March 5, 2013

    • John C.

      Oh, P.S. it's a Mini DisplayPort MacBook Pro.

      March 5, 2013

    • Josh T.

      The projector uses HDMI and I'm pretty sure we have a mini displayport -> hdmi adapter.

      March 5, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    Where is the Meeting on Tuesday March 5th???

    February 27, 2013

    • John C.

      I believe it's at Enforme.

      February 27, 2013

    • Kevin B.

      yes- it's at Enforme Interactive, above Volt Restaurant

      February 27, 2013

  • Steph D.

    A little beyond my scope, but I am open to expanding my knowledge.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This might be very very interesting.

    December 15, 2012

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