Arnaud Bailly (@abailly) talks Haskell, Java, and the road to functional. We discuss why developers should view Haskell as a ‘real world’ language in 2016, and the biggest paradigm shifts for Java developers interested in taking it for a spin. Filmed at Devoxx France 2016.

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Conference junkie Ted Neward explains to Mark Hazell why he as a Java developer finds value in learning Scala, which has been designed from the ground up to be a functional language. The pair also discuss the Typesafe/Lightbend rebrand and why it benefits the company to change its name, the extraordinary power of pattern matching […]

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By Artur Mkrtchyan There are multiple programming styles/paradigms, but two well-known ones are Imperative and Functional. Imperative programming is the most dominant paradigm as nearly all mainstream languages (C++, Java, C#) have been promoting it. But in the last few years functional programming started to gain attention. One of the main driving factors is that simply […]

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When Java 8 was released and people began streaming over all kinds of stuff, it didn’t take long before they started imagining how great it would be if you could work with your databases in the same way. Essentially relational databases are made up of huge chunks of data organized in table-like structures. These structures […]

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By Neal Ford The following is an extract from “Functional Thinking: Functional Programming using Java, Clojure and Scala”, published by O‘Reilly.         Why Functional?  Let’s say for a moment that you are a lumberjack. You have the best axe in the forest, which makes you the most productive lumberjack in the camp. Then one […]

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Functional can be fun you guys In which Voxxed probes the mind of Richard Warburton, author of Java 8 Lambdas and Java 8 Training Partner, for his thoughts on present and future incarnations of the platform, Oracle’s modest attitude to J-9 modularity, and why Swing may have missed the boat on mobile. Read on, then, […]

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