C9 Lectures: Greg Meredith - Monadic Design Patterns for the Web - Introduction to Monads
Greg Meredith, a mathematician and computer scientist, has graciously agreed to do a C9 lecture series covering monadic design principles applied to web development. You've met Greg before in a Whiteboard jam session with Brian Beckman. The fundamental concept is here is the monad.
Greg has a very novel and conceptually simplified explanation of what a monad is and why it really matters. This is very important and a required first step in this series since this is all about the application of monadic composition to real world web development. What does this mean? Why does it matter?
Let's see if Greg's monadic analogies prove helpful for everyday developers in getting their heads around the elusive and beautifully complex monad.
Shape. Wrap. Roll.
See part 2