SFJS #23: Functional Programming and Meteor.js

Organiser
The SF JavaScript Meetup
Date
Wed, 2 May 2012, 01:30 - 03:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
Venue
(Exact location not available) , San Francisco, US
Cost
Free

Sponsor and location TBD!

Brian Lonsdorf will discuss Functional Programming:

Functional programming is the misunderstood genius of paradigms. Functional languages like haskell, erlang, clojure, scala, and F# are on the rise though and with good reason. Processor speeds and multi cores and shared memory may be cramping our style (I'll explain later,) but what is relevant right now is writing beautiful code.  Code you may have only dreamed about.  Code that burns bright in the night sky of the twilight theme of textmate. This is about JavaScript and how it just may be the perfect functional language.  Actually it is though.  You'll see.  You'll all see. This talk will cover:

- What is Functional Programming?
- Why is it sooooo much better than everything else?
- How to write Point-free functional code /slash/ WTF is Point-free functional code?
- Why javascript is a king among functional languages

About the presenter: Brian runs a mobile dev shop called loop/recur.  He has been known to give fanatical talks around the ruby community.  What he lacks in smarts he makes up for in passion and good looks.  He is not writing my bio himself.

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