OCaml is a statically typed functional language with a fast native code compiler and incremental garbage collector. In this tutorial, we will first introduce the basics of OCaml using an interactive environment running in a web browser, as well as a local install of OCaml using the OPAM package manager. We will also explore how to compile OCaml to JavaScript using the js_of_ocaml tool.

This tutorial is aimed at people with programming experience. Previous experience with a functional language will be useful but is not required. No prior knowledge of OCaml is assumed.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

The aim of this session is to write an implementation of the popular game 2048. We'll start with a brief introduction to OCaml, with a tour through the parts of the language that you'll need for this session. We've also prepared IOCaml notebooks available to guide you through these fundamental language constructs. Once you've completed the notebooks you'll be ready to jump into implementing the game.

Learning Outcome

This tutorial aims to give an introduction to the OCaml language. Attendees should leave feeling comfortable writing simple OCaml programs and using core OCaml tools.

Target Audience

Anyone with programming experience looking to learn industrial strength functional programming.

Requirements

Laptop with OS X Yosemite or later, Linux, or Microsoft Windows.

 
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