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Functional Geekery Episode 139 – Laura M. Castro

In this episode I talk with Laura M. Castro. We talk her introduction to Erlang, Final Project and Ph.D. around Erlang, Research and Teaching using Erlang and Elixir, the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation, Code Beam Lite, Erlang Workshops and more.

Our Guest, Laura M. Castro.

@lauramcastro on Twitter
lauramcastro on Github
https://lauramcastro.github.io/

Announcements

ElixirConf EU is taking place the 9th and 10th of June, with training running the 6th-8th. For more information and to get your tickets visit https://www.elixirconf.eu/.

:clojureD is taking place June 11th in Berlin, Germany. Visit https://clojured.de/ for more information and to submit your proposal.

Code BEAM Lite A Coruña is taking place in A Coruña, Spain on the 11th of June. Visit https://www.codebeamcorunha.es to register, or to find out more.

Lambda Days 2022 has been moved to the 28th and 29th of July in Krakow, Poland. Visit lambdadays.org to keep up to date.

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@2:51]

About Laura
Universidade da Coruña
Erlang during University
OCaml
Java
C
Prolog
OCaml being completely different, even in second year of University
Contact with computers as typewriters
Basic
Studying Computer Engineering as good profession career track
Course on Functional Programming in 4th year
First Exposure to Erlang
“I was a Lego Kid”
“It will do the things I tell it to do”
End of Degree Project
Writing a Risk Management system in Erlang
Modeling policies as processes
Pattern Matching
Doing Research in the Computer Engineering world
Ph.D. on what Functional Programming helped put on the table
Dialyzer
Seeing what it would be like to work in academia and the research world
Delphi
“What did functional programming bring to the table?”
State in Processes
Pattern Matching
Recursions
“[…] they seem straight forward 20 years later”
Matthew Flatt – A Racket Perspective on Research, Education, and Production
Keeping research close to industry
Teaching Erlang in her Software Architecture course
“They’ve never seen really distributed architectures”
Automatic Validation and Testing
“You specify what you want to test”
Proper
Designing for Scalability with Erlang and OTP
WhatsApp
Suffering from the Secrecy of Using Erlang
Erlang Ecosystem Foundation
Overview of the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation
Education Working Group
OTP Behaviors
Ecto
University of Kent Erlang Master Classes; Class 1; Class 2; Class 3
exercism
Erlang Camp
Erlang and OTP in Action
Code BEAM Lite A Coruña
Code BEAM Twitter Account
Code BEAM A Coruña Twitter Account
Sponsorships for Code BEAM Lite
Erlang Workshops
Brujo Benavides
Erlang Workshop with Laura and Brujo
Hank
Rebar 3
Property Based Testing Training Workshop coming soon
Telegram

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Functional Geekery Episode 138 – Aleksander Lisiecki

In this episode I talk with Aleksander Lisiecki. We talk his introduction to Erlang, non-standard use cases for Erlang and Elixir, Erlang and Elixir School, and more.

Our Guest, Aleksander Lisiecki.

@AlekLisiecki on Twitter
aleklisi on Github
Aleksander’s Email at Erlang Solutions

Announcements

ElixirConf EU is taking place the 9th and 10th of June, with training running the 6th-8th. For more information and to get your tickets visit https://www.elixirconf.eu/.

:clojureD is taking place June 11th in Berlin, Germany. Visit https://clojured.de/ for more information and to submit your proposal.

Lambda Days 2022 has been moved to the 28th and 29th of July in Krakow, Poland. Visit lambdadays.org to keep up to date.

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@2:44]

About Aleksander
Lambda Days
Erlang
Elixir
Haskell
Software background coming into University
Java
C++
Taking a class on Ada and Erlang
Piotr Matyasik
Ariane 5
Getting an Internship in Erlang
Erlang Solutions
School of Erlang
Michal Slaski
Peer Stritzinger
GRiSP boards
Aleksander’s School of Erlang repos on Github

Things appealing about Erlang
Tooling for inspecting and observing the system
Kubernetes
Erlang Application
Concurrency and Parallelism in Erlang
Common Roadblocks to Understanding Erlang and Elixir
Prolog like syntax
Tooling
Rebar3
Gradualizer
Gradient
Processes in the BEAM
Spawnfest
Aleksander’s post on Spawnfest
Neo4j
Other interesting projects in Erlang and Elixir Aleksander has done
The Sound of Erlang
Undertone
Duncan McGreggor’s presentation on Undertone
Raspberry Pi Zero W
Building a coal stove refill monitor application
Firebase
Murphy’s Law
Aleksander’s upcoming talk at Lambda Days
Lambda Days 2022
Joanna Wrona
Slightly non-standard use cases for Erlang
Web Scraping
Monte Carlo Simulations
ElixirConf EU 2022

As always, a giant Thank You goes to David Belcher for the logo design.

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Functional Geekery Episode 137 – Renzo Borgatti

In this episode I talk with Renzo Borgatti. We talk his introduction to Clojure, learning the extended vocabulary of Clojure, his book Clojure: The Essential Reference, gems in the Clojure language, side projects, and much more.

Our Guest, Renzo Borgatti.

@reborg on Twitter
reborg on Github
https://reborg.net/
Clojure: The Essential Reference from Manning

Announcements

ElixirConf EU is taking place the 9th and 10th of June, with training running the 6th-8th. For more information and to get your tickets visit https://www.elixirconf.eu/.

:clojureD is taking place June 11th in Berlin, Germany. Visit https://clojured.de/ for more information and to submit your proposal.

Lambda Days 2022 has been moved to the 28th and 29th of July in Krakow, Poland. Visit lambdadays.org to keep up to date.

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

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Topics [@2:44]

Welcome Renzo
About Renzo
Java
Fermilab
Ruby on Rails
Objective C
Clojure
InfoQ
Clojure Koans
What kind of foundation looking at Ruby from Java set for Clojure
Landing on Clojure too late to chat freely with Rich Hickey on IRC
Components as a way for dependency injection
Common Functional ideas Renzo wound up adopting before leaving Java
Understanding the idioms of Clojure and the effect they have on code
Learning how to organize larger codebases
Limitations of working with a restricted vocabulary
“Being curious about what else was there and I was not using”
Reading Clojure source code
Refreshing one-self by looking at Clojure source code
Clojure: The Essential Reference from Manning
What Hidden Gems found when writing the book
fnil
juxt
Combinators
Swap combinator
Scheme
“Understanding what does it mean to be a Lisp”
Actor Model
Continuations
Project Loom
Project Loom Proposal
Other insights from working on the book
Software Transaction Memory
“It made me realize how deep, and how thought out, the implementation in Clojure is”
Clojure for the Brave and the True
Clojure Programming
Other things Renzo is involved with
parallel
Wishing for an “Audible for [Technical] Papers”
Out of the Tar Pit
Papers We Love presentations
re:Clojure
Takeaways from re:Clojure
Clojurians Podcast
Virtual conference benefits
Hybrid conferences as an interesting experiment to give best of both worlds
Lambda Days
Elixir Conf EU
Erlang Solutions
Code Sync
Code Mesh
Tower of Interpreters
Stratified Design
JUXT
The new Clojure “iteration” function blog post
Prolog
Datalog
Expert Systems

As always, a giant Thank You goes to David Belcher for the logo design.

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Episode 136 – Yehonathan Sharvit

In this episode I talk with Yehonathan Sharvit. We talk his upcoming book Data Oriented Programming, what Data Oriented Programming is, how it differs from Functional Programming, how DOP fits with typed languages, and more.

Our Guest, Yehonathan Sharvit

@viebel on Twitter
viebel on Github
https://blog.klipse.tech/
Data Oriented Programming from Manning

Announcements

The Big Elixir is taking place March 24th and 25th in New Orleans. Save 20% on tickets you use the code FUNCTIONALGEEKERY2022. Visit https://thebigelixir.com/ to register.

ElixirConf EU is taking place the 9th and 10th of June, with training running the 6th-8th. For more information and to get your tickets visit https://www.elixirconf.eu/.

:clojureD is taking place June 11th in Berlin, Germany. Visit https://clojured.de/ for more information and to submit your proposal.

Lambda Days 2022 has been moved to the 28th and 29th of July in Krakow, Poland. Visit lambdadays.org to keep up to date.

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

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Topics [@3:22]

Welcome Yehonathan
About Yehonathan
How Yehonathan discovered Clojure
C++
Java
JavaScript
Russell’s Paradox
Lisp as an implementation of Lambda Calculus
SICP lectures
Seeing a colleague writing Clojure
Stack Overflow
Starting to work in Clojure
Working on a web scraper
Using Clojure for a start-up
Ruby on Rails for back-end and ClojureScript for front-end
Clojure being very straightforward for junior developers
How Clojure influenced their approach to Ruby on Rails
Trying to find out the JavaScript code ClojureScript emitted
Klipse
Inventing/discovering theories of programming
“[Clojure] It’s a language that teaches itself”
Knowing when theories are true
Why the book was written as a discussion.
Insights from reading Clojure language source
What Data Oriented Programming is
Data Oriented Programming from Manning
The Joy of Clojure
“How we represent information”
Why generic maps are better than strong static types for when the code runs
Names compile away
“That is a tragedy.”
Elm
TypeScript
“My hope is that people stay in their programming language and find the best way to work”
Malli
clojure.spec
Haskell
JSON Schema
Christoph Grand
Conway’s Game of Life in Clojure
Principles of Data Oriented Programming:

  1. Data is a first class citizen
  2. Separate Data from Code
  3. Use Generic Data Structures
  4. Keep Data Immutable

“How can you do state management [with immutable data]?”
“Immutable data is the best way to manage state!”
Grokking Simplicity
Data Driven Programming vs Data Oriented Programming
Data that exists before you write your program
Distinction between three data related programming paradigms
Swagger
“It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than to have 10 functions operate on 10 data structures.”
GraphQL
Star Wars GraphQL queries
Rigidity of types in GraphQL
“What do we do in terms of tooling?”
Daughter going into National Service and looking for a place to volunteer
Open Source project is like volunteering
“Somehow it gets back to you”
Grit
Shared Humanity
A refresh of Klipse
Sharing snippets of code
Available for Training on Data Oriented Programming

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Functional Geekery Episode 133 – James Stelly

In this episode I talk with James Stelly. We talk his explorations of programming languages and how that led to his book Racket Programming the Fun Way.

Our Guest, James Stelly.

Announcements

No Starch Press has offered listeners a 30% discount on Racket Programming the Fun Way until the end of the year with discount code GEEKERY30.

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@1:10]

Welcome James
About James
Fortran
C++
MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage)
FOCUS
NOMAD
Access
Sql Server
Forth
Python
J
C#
JavaScript
Scheme
Racket
LaTeX
James’ first exposure to a functional programming language
F#
Pipeline operator (|>)
Still having access to the rest of .NET ecosystem
Haskell
James’ takeaways from playing with Haskell
Typed Racket
What drew James to Racket
Broad tool changes
Interactivity of Racket
Racket Programming the Fun Way
Writing the book as a way to learn Racket
Racket being a “Swiss Army Knife”
Prolog and Logic Programming
Possibility of expanding Automata Theory using macros
Relationship to Racket
Building a CNC machine
G-Code
Grbl
Arduino
How has playing with different language feed back into “day work”
Visual Basic
What was exciting about using Racket for the problems in the book
Logic Programming
Search Algorithms
Why Racket
“Most mileage out of and can do a lot of different things”
Dr. Racket environment
Hover over variable and see arrows showing usage
What is the target audience of the book
Matthew Flatt as the technical reviewer
“Given everything in the book, that is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with Racket”

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Functional Geekery Episode 132 – Duncan McGreggor

In this episode I talk with Duncan McGreggor. We talk his introduction to functional programming; Erlang; Lisp Flavoured Erlang; Lisps, Lisps, and more Lisps; and much, much, more.

Our Guest, Duncan McGreggor

@oubiwann on Twitter

Conference Announcements

Code Mesh is going virtual! Taking place November 5th and 6th, will run virtually across US and European time zones. Find out more and register at https://codemesh.io.

Lambda Days 2021 will be a virtual event spread over several days in February 2021. Visit https://www.lambdadays.org/lambdadays2021 to keep up to date as more information is announced.

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.

Announcements

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@2:03]

Welcome Duncan
About Duncan
CPM Kaypro II
Rewriting BASIC games
Duncan’s first exposure to functional programming
Conflation of State and Behavior in Object Oriented Programming
Deeply nested for loops
Python
LISP
Common LISP
Distributed Computing
Twisted Python
Erlang
YAWS exposé on Slashdot
Lisp Flavoured Erlang
Robert Virding
Learning Erlang through LFE
Getting started in LFE
“Common LISP had a much worse story than Erlang ever did”
Common LISP HyperSpec
Ruby
Rust
“Treating Erlang like LISP’s original M-Expressions
What are Core
SBCL
Chez Scheme
Clojure
LFE Joys – Small, lightweight chunks of functionality that are distributed across arbitrary computing resources.
Not super picky about tech in the job anymore
Enjoy the projects after work to aspire to craftsmanship level
Going Away Card software project for CTO
Go
How functional programming folds in to Duncan’s mentoring junior co-workers
Haskell
Having the clarity of thought that comes with functional programming
“At some level we are all working with distributed systems”
Teaching basics of Erlang: supervision trees, restart strategies, monitoring/linking processes
Reid Draper of Functional Geekery
“Last Write Wins conflict strategy”
Enterprise Integration Patterns
Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP
How does LISP come in when mentoring team-mates
“I love parenthesis” and the order of operations
Low utilization of Macros
Write them all the time when learning though
ltest
ITA Software using LISP
Reader Macros
Muddle
Casting SPELs in LFE
Casting SPELs in LISP
Language Laboratory level
Racket
LFE Machine Manual
Treasures lost in time from looking at other LISP Machine Manuals
The People working to preserve the history
Kent Pittman
CADR machine
MACLISP
ARPA
MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley
Maxima
Zeta Lisp
Xerox PARC
Integrating LFE and Clojure
clojang
jiface
Some other projects on Duncan’s radar
Porting The Sound of Erlang to LFE
Clojure Overtone
SuperCollider
“LFE Chineual”
Having a bare metal install of LFE on a Raspberry Pi
Looking at different boards to run the BEAM on
X11 and XORG
tv
Actively testing LFE 2.0
lfe.io
LFE on Slack
“Follow your bliss”

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Functional Geekery Episode 131 – Martin J. Logan

In this episode I talk with Martin J. Logan. We talk his experience in CTO roles guiding organizations through functional programming transformations, from lessons learned, tips, tools, strategies, how the grassroots level can help, and much more.

Our Guest, Martin J. Logan

@martinjlogan on Twitter

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Use code podgeekery20 for your 40% discount.

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Elm Conf is going virtual! Taking place July 15th-17th in your home. The Call for Talks is open and early bird registration has started. Find out more at https://2020.elm-conf.com.

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.

Announcements

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@1:40]

Welcome Martin
Erlware
Martin on Episode 13
Erlang Camp
Lambda Jam 2014 – Design and architecture for actors
[Designing for Actor Based Systems blog post)[http://blog.erlware.org/designing-for-actor-based-systems/]
Being a CTO and bringing functional programming into organizations
Guaranteed Rate
William Hill
A first attempt on .NET with F#
Next attempt using Clojure
“My bet was that there are more smart and talented individuals that want to learn functional programming then there are companies smart or brave enough to give it a try”
Opening up the organization to be more polyglot
Wanting at least one Anchor to teach and mentor the group
Why Clojure was good
Being on the JVM.
“We’re doing Java […] its basically Java, it runs with Java, it interoperates with Java”
Lessons learned from the F# going into Clojure
Commitment of investing through the slowdown to get faster
What helps at at the grassroots to help with a transformation
Participation, Mentoring, Someone willing to help work through exercises with people
Real projects to work on
How to think about limiting the talent pool on the bet for being a functional programming shop
How big of a community are you really looking to build
Being exciting enough to get people from Cognitect working who worked on Clojure
Training and seeding teams
Having the light bulb go off and not wanting to leave and have to go back to other languages
Small team (4-6 people) with single anchor for about 6 months to build a team
Allowing those team members to go out to seed new teams
The fear moves away and people want to learn Clojure
ClojureScript being pulled into the front-end browser flows
Clojure University
Importance of the Install Party to get a high quality development environment setup
Clojure Essentials
Functional Programming patterns similar to Object Oriented Patterns
Doing it again at William Hill with Scala
Avoiding the same bad habits in Java
Scala community being steeped in Category Theory
“Scala will expose you everything you get out of Haskell on the JVM”
Streams in Scala
Helping to make the ground more fertile for a functional transformation
Pointing at other successful organizations
Languages on the JVM help
Helping find an anchor
Working to make it really successful
Focus on the business value and minimize the risks
“Don’t make it just a learning project but a delivery project as well”

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Functional Geekery Episode 130 – Ivan Čukić

In this episode I talk with Ivan Čukić. We talk his introduction to functional programming, adopting Scala, his book “Functional Programming in C++”, the C++ communities adoption of functional programming, and much more.

Our Guest, Ivan Čukić

@ivan_cukic on Twitter
https://cukic.co/
Functional Programming in C++
Ivan’s Projects

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Elm Conf is going virtual! Taking place July 15th-17th in your home. The Call for Talks is open and early bird registration has started. Find out more at https://2020.elm-conf.com.

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.

Announcements

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@1:40]

About Ivan
Functional Programming in C++
How Ivan was first exposed to Functional Programming
Being taught LISP
Working in Java
Being a big event when Java introduced forEach
Haskell
“Multi-threaded and shorter to write”
Seeing annotations of a Java program on what would be equivalent in Haskell
Haskell as the background noise in his life
Picking Scala when going back to the JVM
Adopting Scala
Transitioning from a “better Java” to a “worse Haskell”
Akka
Erlang
Akka and influence to any OOP style that might have still existed
C++
Ranges library
What it means to be a Functional Programming Language
STL
“C++ has always been a functional language”
Eric Normand’s Clojure Mid-Cities User Group presentation
Timing of the C++ community’s evolution to functional programming with Ivan’s use of functional C++
Cute
Giving a talk about asynchronous programming with Monads
Sean Parent – C++ Seasoning
Deciding to write a book on functional programming in C++
The target audience of Functional Programming in C++
“I don’t see what functional programming in here, it’s just common sense”
Strengths of C++ with functional programming
Lambdas in C++
Having control over everything
Simulating Linear Types in C++ easily vs needing compiler support in Haskell
Where the sane defaults in C++ fit with Functional Programming
immer library for immutable data structures
Clojure
Topics in the book for people not familiar with C++
“Like all Monad tutorials I claim that mine works and none of the others do”
IO Monad being useless in C++
Ivan’s view of Rust as a C++ Developer
D
“All the serious projects use the unsafe features of the language”
What Ivan would love to see the C++ community adopt
What is exciting Ivan currently
Bitmap Vector Trie or Ideal Hash Trees
General Recommendations
“Stay Safe”
“Investigate the beautiful world of open source and free software”

As always, a giant Thank You goes to David Belcher for the logo design.

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Functional Geekery Episode 129 – Eric Normand

In this episode I talk with Eric Normand. We talk his podcast “Thoughts on Functional Programming”; his in-progress book “Grokking Simplicity“; Actions, Calculations, and Data; trying to bury mutation and side-effects; Property-Based testing; and more.

Our Guest, Eric Normand

@ericnormand on Twitter
PurelyFunctional.tv
LispCast.com
Thoughts on Functional Programming
Grokking Simplicity

Conference Announcements

Lambda Days 2020 will be on the 13th and 14th of February in Kraków, Poland. Visit https://www.lambdadays.org/lambdadays2020 to find out more and to register.

Code BEAM SF is taking place on March 6th and 6th. For more information visit: https://codesync.global/conferences/code-beam-sf/.

Elm in the Spring will be taking place May 1st. Check in at https://www.elminthespring.org/ to keep updated as more information gets announced.

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.

Announcements

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@2:32]

Welcome back Eric
What Eric has been up to since Episode 117
PurelyFunctional.tv
Grokking Simplicity
What prompted the Thoughts on Functional Programming podcast
Started from Eric’s talk at Lambdup 2017
Being told it is much easier to edit existing text than write new text
Trying to start a literature around functional programming
Figuring out the format/layout of the book
“Just imagine each page as a slide”
The target audience for the book
“Functional programming is programming without side effects”
Not being able to recommend any books on getting started with functional programming
Actions, Calculations, and Data
Actions (Impure “Function”) – Depend on when, or how many times, they are run
Side-effects also being the reason we write programs
Calculations (Pure “Functions”) – Same arguments, same answer no matter how many times you run it
Data – completely inert
Data can be interpreted in multiple ways
Other side of Data is that it requires at least some interpretation
How to help distinguish Actions from Calculations
Haskell‘s IO type containing all side-effects as brilliant
The illusion that we are not doing any mutability at the machine level
Blurry line between Actions and Calculations in some cases
Any conventions for later readers to hint at Actions vs Calculations
Selling the separation of Calculations from Actions
Spending time on showing how Actions “contaminate” Calculations
The idea that “You could abstract away the mutation”
Thinking you are going to bury and covering up the problem
“Can you construct a User from an ID without hitting the database”
Needing mocks as a possible signal of being an Action instead of a Calculation
PurelyFunctional.tv videos
Thoughts on Functional Programming podcast
Property-Based Testing videos
Beginning Property-Based Testing course
Intermediate Property-Based Testing course
Advanced Property-Based Testing course
Property-Based testing
QuickCheck
Next course likely building a web-app in Clojure
Bag of Tricks for Property-Based testing
Developing for Stateful Systems
Model-based Property testing
Taking a Stateful test to a Parallel test to a Distributed Test
TSSIMPLICITY discount code for 50% off

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Functional Geekery Episode 128 – Gene Kim

In this episode I talk with Gene Kim. We talk his introduction to Clojure and functional programming, The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, Functional Architecture, lessons learned, his Love Letter to Clojure, and much, much, more.

Our Guest, Gene Kim

@realgenekim on Twitter
realgenekim on LinkedIn

Conference Announcements

Lambda Days 2020 will be on the 13th and 14th of February in Kraków, Poland. Visit https://www.lambdadays.org/lambdadays2020 to find out more and to register.

Code BEAM SF is taking place on March 6th and 6th. For more information visit: https://codesync.global/conferences/code-beam-sf/.

Elm in the Spring will be taking place May 1st. Check in at https://www.elminthespring.org/ to keep updated as more information gets announced.

If you have a conference related to functional programming, contact me, and I will be happy to announce it.

Announcements

Some of you have asked how you can support Functional Geekery, in that vein, Functional Geekery now has a Patreon Page.

If that is one of the ways you would like to show your support, you can find out more at https://www.patreon.com/fngeekery.

Topics [@2:51]

About Gene
Tripwire
State of DevOps Report
The Phoenix Project
The DevOps Handbook
The Unicorn Project
Clojure
Love Letter to Clojure (Part 1)
Ops being where the saves were made
Gene Spafford
Morris worm
90% of his errors go away when using Clojure
What put Clojure on his list to pick up
Ruby Reference Manual
How Ruby strings aren’t immutable
Reading a Clojure book and bolting upright in bed finding out that Ruby’s << operator modifies the right hand side array
Java Concurrency in Practice
Eiffel
Object Oriented Software Construction
Smalltalk
Immutability and Value Object in Object Oriented style
Working in the REPL in Clojure
Writing a vacation notifier for Gmail
Rewrites note taking and tweeting app a number of times
Objective C
TypeScript and React
Clojure and re-frame
Data is immutable, but the program is very mutable
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow, the secret to happiness Ted Talk
Peak by Anders Ericsson
Deliberate Practice
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Have a coach; Do practice
Podcasts
David Koontz on Functional Geekery
LambdaCast
Functional Design in Clojure podcast
JavaScript tooling environment
Cats library
Haskell
How has Clojure refreshed Gene’s thinking when going back to older programs
Maxine in The Unicorn Project
Micheal Nygard
How did the scenes resonate to Proctor
RamdaJs
Brian Lonsdorf on Functional Geekery
David Chambers covering Ramda on Functional Geekery
Seeing the shape of the data
Some form of a combination of map, filter, reduce
“Is it good to think with”
Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: Language affects worldview of the speakers
Eric Normand on thinking in types based off experience in Haskell
Grokking Simplicity
Actions, Calculation, Data
Simon Peyton Jones on Functional Geekery
Dr. John Launchbury
Creating Word-Cloud from bibliography and replacing “Ibid.” problem
“What are the types of input and output?”
“What is the correct answer when you have just one element ‘Ibid.’?”
clojure.spec
How much did Functional Programming and data-focus opting to write The Unicorn Project
Studying Rich Hickey videos
Rich Hickey’s 2015 JavaOne presentation
Lunch Factor: How many people do we need to take out to lunch to get something done?
“How do you get data where it resides […] to where developers can use it in their daily work”
Kafka
Event Sourcing
Self Identifying as a Developer after 25 years
Gene’s current view on Functional Architecture
Scott Havens (of Jet.com and Walmart.com) presentation on turning 23 API calls to 2 API calls
Scott Havens’ talk about rebuilding Kafka servers
F#
The 5 Ideals:

  • Locality and Simplicity
  • Focus, Flow, and Joy
  • Improvement of daily work
  • Psychological Safety
  • Customer Focus

Project Oxygen at Google
Core vs Context
Excepts of the first 60% of The Unicorn Project
First 8 chapters as Audiobook format
Fernando Cornago – Adidas talk on data availability across the organization
Clojure Conj
Gene’s presentation at Clojure Conj

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