This group was originally formed to make its way through the book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages," by Bruce Tate. The book is a quick deep-dive into seven very different languages: Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure and Haskell.
We found we enjoyed hearing about a new language every month, so much that we decided to continue the group after the end of the book. It seemed that there was a place for a group that gives programmer-level (but not too scary!) introductions to languages that members have always heard about but haven't ever delved into. Some languages are too obscure to have their own Meetup groups, but even for the ones that aren't, sometimes you want an overview of the key features of a language and what makes it special, which you might not always get at a Meetup devoted to that language, among people who are already familiar with it.
Where Happiness is a new programming language.
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In this talk Craig will begin by introducing React and...
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February 3 · 7:00 PM
Reactive Winter: RUST with John Barker
Rust (a not-yet 1.0) programming language being developed primarily by the Mozilla Foundation. It is a systems programming language, inspired in part by ML, Haskell and... Learn more
December 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Functional Fall: Elm with John Mayer
Elm brings functional programming and static types to the browser, and at its core comes with mature implementations of declarative graphics and reactive programming.
In... Learn more
November 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Functional Fall: Haskell by Eric Jones
The Conscientious Haskell Developer
In this talk we will examine an example of a "Real World" Haskell development stack. Regardless of chosen technologies, modern... Learn more
October 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Functional Fall: Clojure by Alejandro Ciniglio
This month we will focus on Clojure and Alejandro Ciniglio will be building a small web app from scratch using Compojure and Ring, and backed by a Postgres database.... Learn more
September 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Functional Fall: Scala by Owein Reese
Our Fall theme will be a focus on Functional Programming called: "Functional Fall." We will have three hands-on presentations in Scala, Clojure, and Haskell.
This month... Learn more
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