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Functional Reactive Programming for iOS

Terry Lewis (@tlewisii) will give a talk about Functional Reactive Programming for iOS.  If you've ever wondered how to handle FP inside the context of Objective-C and iOS applications, this is the talk for you!

Obviously, iOS development requires a Mac, so if you have one, bring it along. If not, this will still be a very interesting examination of FP in the context of portable and mobile devices.

Food at 6:30, talk starts at 7:00 pm. Live streaming details TBA.

We especially welcome first-timers and people of all different programming backgrounds and expertise levels. Join us!

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  • Nicholas L.

    RAC is neato and the walkthrough was great, but wow, Objective-C has a pretty mind-melting syntax.

    1 · May 22, 2014

    • Michael P.

      The basic syntax which is a mashup of C and Smalltalk is actually not bad, but significant improvement in the language stopped in the late 80's and it shows. That would be a much nicer language if it had a good generational GC, function & operator overloading, generics, and type inference to would make the pain of writing those block contexts go away (e.g. \x -> x + y in Haskell is [:x | ^x+y] in Smalltalk, versus ^int (int y) {return x+y;} in Objective-C). Apple really needs to invest in an Objective-C++ or some such for the future.

      May 22, 2014

    • Michael P.

      Looks like I called it. Good job Apple!

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • Gordon T.

    Thanks to Terry Lewis for the presentation!

    May 22, 2014

  • Mark

    Really enjoyed learning about this technology and approach to developing apps for Cocoa platforms (OS X, iOS)

    May 22, 2014

  • Cody R.

    Thanks for providing the live feed! I was unable to make it, unfortunately, but was able to follow along the whole way by watching it live. Hope to see you all there at the next meetup.

    May 22, 2014

    • Mark

      Awesome. Glad you could catch it on the stream.

      May 22, 2014

  • Ryan R.

    Wednesdays are hard b/c we have sprint planning at 6:00 pm. Will this be recorded? I would really like to see this talk!

    May 21, 2014

  • Mark

    OK, we started a NEW livestream due to technical difficulties:

    Github Repo:

    1 · May 21, 2014

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