SkillsCast

Is the Future Functional?

12th October 2011 in London at The Skills Matter eXchange

This SkillsCast was filmed at Is the Future Functional?

In partnership with QCon and Skills Matter, Rob Harrop will give a talk on Functional Programming, why he thinks it is likely that functional will the predominant paradigm in the near future, and explore what the impact of such a move would be.

In partnership with QCon and Skills Matter, Rob Harrop will give a talk on "Is the Future Functional?"

Recently we've seen a resurgence of mainstream functional programming. Languages such as Clojure, F# and Scala are bringing functional programming techniques back into everyday usage. Is this an indicator that the future of programming is going to be functional?

In this talk Rob Harrop explains why he thinks it is likely that functional will the predominant paradigm in the near future and explore what the impact of such a move would be.

We'll discuss the landscape of functional languages, reasons why the move to functional will benefit us and what changes we'll have to make to the way we work.

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Is the Future Functional?

Rob Harrop

Rob Harrop is the CTO of First Banco. Rob was the co-founder of SpringSource, the software company behind the wildly-successful Spring Framework (now part of VMWare).