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Saturday, November 17 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
FP Scala Meat & Potatoes: HTTP, JSON, & SQL with http4s, Circe, & Doobie

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It's great to talk about free monads vs. finally-tagless, monads vs. applicatives, fixpoints and recursion schemes, category theory, etc. but does pure FP in Scala have anything to offer those of us who just need to receive some JSON, talk to a SQL database, and return some JSON? Come for an (almost) jargon-free look at why pure FP matters even in such meat-and-potatoes tasks, and for some hints as to how this relates to some of the more esoteric uses of FP some of your colleagues may be up to, or you may want to pursue later.

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Paul Snively

Sr. Software Engineer, Formation
I've been a language nut my whole life. Common Lisp, Scheme, Oz, OCaml, Haskell, and Scala all have a home in my heart for different reasons. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with Apple, AOL, Virgin, VMware, Intel, Verizon, and Formation, among others. I've spoken at Strange... Read More →

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm PST