3 pages tagged with "functional-programming"

“Principles of Reactive Programming” course review

June 14, 2015 - 552 words - 3 mins
I recently completed the “Principles of Reactive Programming” course on Coursera - I’m very interested in FRP (and libraries like ReactiveCocoa) as I find a lot of the most painful bugs in the iOS code I work on relate to using mutable flags/timestamps (or application state) to coordinate multiple e… read more

FP101x Review

December 17, 2014 - 964 words - 5 mins
I’ve just finished Erik Meijer’s FP101x “Introduction to Functional Programming” course, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. Note that this was my first MOOC, so take this review with a grain of salt. Firstly, the good. Erik’s lectures were well-paced and entertaining, and for the most part communicate… read more

QOTW: “Row Farmers & Stateful Sinners”

October 18, 2010 - 305 words - 2 mins
The second YOW talk Dave Thomas delivered back on the 30th September was entitled “Why Real Developers Embrace Functional Programming and NoSQL: Data Confessions of an Object’holic and Stateful Sinner”. Needless to say, it contained a fair bit of controversial content that Dave was fairly unapologet… read more