This Thursday's Matter is... the Cats Effects library for Scala.
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THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session.
An Introduction to Cats Effect with Adam Rosien
Cats Effect is a library that makes it easy to write code that effectively uses multiple cores and doesn’t leak resources. This makes building complex applications, such as highly concurrent services, much more productive. This talk will introduce the meaning and role of side-effects and effects, how to encapsulate side-effects in a safer form, and show off the features of the Cats Effect library that provide parallelism, concurrency, resource-safety, and more!
Adam Rosien is a Principal at Inner Product, focused on building systems, training and mentoring using functional programming. He previously helped various startups in many domains develop back-end systems and implement continuous deployment practices, and also spent five years as a developer at Xerox PARC.