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SilkApp: A Case Study in Creating Rich Internet Apps in Haskell

16th March 2012 in London at The Skills Matter eXchange

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In this talk for the 2012 Functional Programming eXchange, Erik Hesselink describes the uses of and experiences with functional programming at Silk.

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SilkApp: A Case Study in Creating Rich Internet Apps in Haskell

Erik Hesselink

Erik currently works at Silk, where he uses functional programming to build a web application to create and visualize structured data. After his physics and chemistry masters, Erik started working at a small software company building CMS and websites. Wanting to deepen his knowledge of the field, he embarked on a software technology master at Utrecht University. Many courses used Haskell, and he immediately fell in love with the elegance of functional programming. After graduating, he joined what is now Silk.