Introduction to Functional Programming Patterns
Authored by: Josh Suereth (jsuereth)
Asycnhronous APIs are all the rage, however most APIs remain clunky. This talk embarks on journey to glue together some asynchronous calls in a way that is still asynchronous. After acheiving the concurrent nirvana, one is faced with the issue of testing. With a few simple functional abstractions, the same code can be used in both a synchronous and asynchronous manner.
In particular, this talk covers:
- Monadic workflows
- Applicative Functors and joined computation
- Essence of Iteration
As seen in the Akka futures library.
Thanks to all my FP peeps who drilled this stuff into me until I realized it was useful.
This presentation uses:
- Scala in Depth
- Scala documentation
- Akka documentation
- Essence of the Iterator Pattern
- Blog: Essence of Iterator Pattern
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