What is it?
It's 2015 now. Is this still current?
Yes and no.
Yes because the talk is still a good introduction to what lenses are. I wouldn't change anything about the standalone lens code.
No because the details about third party libraries are now obsolete. Shapeless has changed a lot, Rillit seems abandoned, and lots of competition has sprung up such as the actively maintained Monocle and Quicklens. (There's also Sauron, which at 50 lines of source looks like a good learning tool.)
When & where was the talk given?
- June 2013 at Scala Days (details)
- January 2013 for Chicago-Area Scala Enthusiasts (details)
- November 2012 for Boston Scala Enthusiasts (details)
- July 2012 at Scalathon in Philadelphia
Unlike earlier versions, the June 2013 version includes coverage of the lens generator Rillit.
How to run
% git clone https://github.com/SethTisue/lens-examples % cd lens-examples % ./sbt > test ... > console ...
Google docs link (June 2013 version)
June 2013 version (June 2013 version; 45 minutes; audio and slides only, no video of me)
November 2012 version (November 2012 version; 65 minutes)
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