Spotlight on Jesus Lopez Gonzalez
When: Wednesday, October 16th - 9:00
Making the most of Scala through Functional Programming by Habla Computing
You may have already experienced that Scala allows you to write programs as if you were still using Java. While this has unquestionable benefits in terms of lowering entry barriers to newcomers, it may also cause you to forget that the significant source of power for Scala lies elsewhere, namely, in its support for functional programming.
This workshop will introduce three major functional abstractions that will bring you to the next level of programming maturity: higher-order functions, type classes and monadic functions; and, more importantly, it will show you why they matter so much, i.e. how they help you to achieve unprecedented levels of reuse and modularity, while keeping your programs concise and understandable.
Jesús has been programming in Scala for more than six years now. He works at Habla Computing (Madrid), where he investigates how to overcome industry problems by means of academic functional programming knowledge.
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About Lambda World:
Lambda World takes place October 17th - 18th, in Cádiz, Spain and is hosted by 47 Degrees in conjunction with the Scala and Java communities of Spain. The event is located at the Palacio de Congresos, an old tobacco factory near the beach. You can find more details at Lambda.world