Erik Meijer - Functional Programming From First Principles
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Our favorite iconoclast, Erik Meijer, presented a very interesting talk at a recent GOTO Chicago event, Functional Programming Night. He originally planned on doing his popular "Fundamentalist Functional Programming" talk, but instead decided to address FP from a slightly different angle - "Functional Programming from First Principles". (Speaking of FP first principles, if you haven't seen Erik's FP lecture series, well, you really should!).
Has Erik changed his mind about rampant side effects and imperative programming? What's going to happen to the poor monkey Rich Hickey made reference to several times in his excellent talk The Database as a Value (which he presented after Erik's talk)? Is Erik still a functional programming fundamentalist? Watch and decide. As you'd expect, it's high energy, brilliant Erik all the way.
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