schedule 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM place Grand Ball Room 2

I learn different languages not to make use of them, but to program in my current languages in a better way. As we adapt functional style of programming in mainstream languages, like Java, C#, and C++, we can learn a great deal from a language that is touted as a purely functional language.

Haskell is statically typed, but not in a way like Java, C#, or C++. Its static typing does not get in the way of productivity. Haskell quietly does lazy evaluation and enforces functional purity for greater good. Everyday programmers, like your humble speaker, who predominantly code in mainstream languages, can greatly benefit from learning the idioms and style of this elegant language. The next time we sit down to crank out some code in just about any language, we can make use of some of those styles, within the confines of the languages, and move towards a better, functional style.

 
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Live coding, highly interactive, examples driven, no slides.

Learning Outcome

Learn Haskell, but take away idioms and ideas that can be used in just about any language we program in everyday.

Target Audience

Programmers, architects

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