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The Ideal Programming Language

What would your ideal programming language look like? Erik Doernenburg, head of technology at Thoughtworks, and Richard Feldman, author of “Elm in Action,” sat together at GOTO Copenhagen 2021 to chat about what theirs would look like. They also had a look into the future of up-and-coming languages.

February 8, 2022

Expert Talk: Code Refactoring

When do you refactor your code? Learn from Christian Clausen, author of "Five Lines of Code" and Adam Tornhill, author of "Your Code As A Crime Scene" and "Software Design X-Rays” how to analyze your code to understand its need for refactoring. Furthermore, gain an understanding of the social side of refactoring and its implications.

October 18, 2022

Functional Programming in 40 Minutes

Functional programming has finally escaped from academia. These days developers are building real systems in functional programming languages like Clojure, Scala, Elixir and F#. Functional techniques are also seeping into more traditional languages like Java and Ruby. Unfortunately somewhere along the way functional programming has also developed a reputation for being deep and mysterious: Good programs achieve the Zen-like state of being functional which somehow involves immutability, higher order functions and being referentially transparent. In this talk Russ Olsen will strip away the cloud of mystery to uncover the simple — and wonderful — truth about functional programming: It can make your programming life easier by letting you do simple things simply while also providing you with the sharp tools you need to tackle more complex problems.


Reaching Beyond Traditional Boundaries with Clojure

Clojure and ClojureScript provide fine-grained control over the state of a running application. Especially when combined with a reactive front-end framework like React, features like hot-swapping code reach far beyond simple live reloading. Applying a reactive paradigm means that changing the data updates the user interface. Clojure's functional nature, with its strict separation of data and code, lets us use the reactive paradigm for development as well: changing the code updates the user interface. This works not only in the front end of a development environment. Using this mechanism over a networked REPL provides the same capabilities in the back end of a production environment. In an example-driven approach we will explore several typical situations in software development in which Clojure helps us to speed up not only our development cycle but also DevOps.