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Deconstructing Functional Programming

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Deconstructing Functional Programming by Gilad Bracha.

From the summary and bio:


Gilad Bracha explains how to distinguish FP hype from reality and to apply key ideas of FP in non-FP languages, separating the good parts of FP from its unnecessary cultural baggage.


Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a software engineer at Google where he works on Dart. Previously, he was a VP at SAP Labs, a Distinguished Engineer at Cadence, and a Computational Theologist and Distinguished Engineer at Sun. He is co-author of the Java Language Specification, and a researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages.

A very enjoyable presentation!

I really like the title in the bio: Computational Theologist.

Further resources:

Dart Language site.

Room 101 Gilad’s blog.

Newspeak Language site.