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  • Dependent Types in Haskell with Stephanie Weirich

    • June 13, 2018
    • 58 min
    At Strange loop 2017, a wandered into a talk where I saw some code that deeply surprised me. The code could have been python if you squinted, passing dictionaries around, no type annotations anywhere. Yet key look up in the dictionary was validated at compile time. It was a compile time error to access elements more..
  • Micro Service Architectures With Jan Machacek

    • June 6, 2018
    • 66 min
    I don’t know a lot about micro services.  Like how to design them and what the various caveats and anti-patterns are.  I’m currently working on a project that involves decomposing a monolithic application into separate parts, integrated together using Kafka and http. Today I talk to coauthor of upcoming book, Reactive Systems Architecture : Designing more..
  • Rust And Bitter C++ Developers With Jim Blandy

    • May 16, 2018
    • 62 min
    Today I talk with Jim Blandy, one of the authors of Programming Rust.  We talk about what problems rust is trying to solve, the unique language features and type system of rust. It includes both algebraic data types, type classes, and generics.  We also touch on why it is so hard to secure code. Jim more..
  • Erlang And Distributed Systems with Steven Proctor

    • May 2, 2018
    • 66 min
    Today’s interview is with Steven Proctor, the host of the functional geekery podcast.  We talk about distributed programming in general and specifically how erlang supports distributed computing.  We also talk about things he’s learned about functional programming and applying FP principles to various non FP contexts. Contact Proctor: Functional Geekery Podcast @stevenproctor @fngeekery more..
  • Graphql And Sangria With Oleg Ilyenko

    • April 18, 2018
    • 55 min
    Oleg Illyenko is primary creator of Sangria, a graphql implementation used by twitter, The New Yorks Times and many other companies.  We discuss the problems that graphql solves, how sangria works and the problems of api design. Show Notes: Sangria Graphql Contact Oleg: twitter medium Talks on Sangria: youtube slides Sangria videos–XM6j-1w more..
  • Purescript And Avocados with Justin Woo

    • April 4, 2018
    • 51 min
    Purescript is a functional programming language that compiles to javascript.  It is a strict haskell dialect that can run anywhere that javascript does. Justin Woo is a self described Purescript evangelist and enthusiast. We talk about purescript vs elm and working with expressive type systems.  Justin also had some great metaphors about phantom types and more..
  • Throw Away the Irrelevant with John A De Goes

    • March 21, 2018
    • 68 min
    John De Goes and I talk flame wars, monad transformer performance, IO monad flavours, and reasoning about polymorphic type signatures. On the lighter side, we discuss how to write technical articles well and Zee vs Zed pronunciation. Show Notes: John’s Website and Twitter Descriptive Variable Names: A Code Smell Data Structures Are Antithetical to Functional more..
  • Generic Programming and Shapeless with Miles Sabin

    • March 7, 2018
    • 60 min
    When Miles Sabin applied to speak at a conference on generic programming, he bluffed a little bit.  He would present on porting Simon Peytons Jone’s scrap your boilerplate functionality to Scala. Once his talk was accepted, he only had one thing left to do, implement it. Generic programming is the type of polymorphism your language more..


Adam Gordon Bell

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