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Friday, November 21 • 15:45 - 16:40
Amanda Laucher - Type Systems For The Rest Of Us

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Now that most people get the fundamental ideas of Functional Programming, it's time to start talking about type safety. What does it mean? What's it good for? How can you take advantage of it. What does it mean for a language to have a good one or a bad one? What are the downsides to statically checked languages? How do you read type signatures? You don't have to be a mathematics genius, you just have to be able to think a bit abstractly. The good news is that you already do, or you wouldn't be at a developer conference. This talk will allow you to better understand what the type zealots are talking about and perhaps make better use of the languages that you are already using. It may also show you the upsides of using a new language or one you have already thrown away.  

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Amanda Laucher

Amanda Laucher (@pandamonial) has been working with technology her entire life. Some of her favorite childhood memories include working with punch cards alongside her grandmother or learning Morse code from her dad. Solving complex business problems with code is her passion, mostly using graph databases nowadays. When she isn’t busy building software you can probably find her in a bar discussing esoteric programming languages, development... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 15:45 - 16:40
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