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Not so much "standing on the shoulders of giants" as skulking behind them with a notebook and a pen, this talk will demonstrate the construction of a functional Scala DSL to interact with a bespoke Java data source API using a real-life case study.
Implement trampolining IO! Traverse to your heart's content! Say "Applicative functor" like you know what it means! You know you want to.
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