034 jsAir - Typed Functional Programming in JavaScript with Alfonso García-Caro, Richard Feldman, Phil Freeman, and Jordan Walke

August 3, 2016
Description:

"Tie your hands to free your mind" is a mantra you hear that applies really well to the constraints that you put on yourself by embracing statically typed languages and functional programming. We're going to hear from various people about their respective visions of typed FP in JS.

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  • Don’t wait for a rewrite! Introduce a new language incrementally. Build a small thing that works. Get that small thing in production. Then expand.

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  • Use an ide or vim setup
  • Learn to reason about type signatures alone
  • Constraints are great, but start simple and dial them up later
  • Write simple code w/o abstractions until you feel the pain - then learn abstractions to solve that
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