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In this talk we will introduce api-tools, a freely available Haskell library that provides a DSL for describing and performing data schema migrations on JSON structures. It allows us to write a self-documenting, human-readable schema changelog that can be validated by developers and executed during automated deployments.
Iris Connect are developing a video sharing platform that is being deployed in over a thousand schools worldwide. We'll explain how we are using api-tools to handle change in the data model at the centre of this platform. Finally, we'll reflect on a few serendipitous design decisions and on the advantages Haskell brings us.
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Adam currently works as a Haskell Consultant for Well-Typed LLP. He is a keen Haskell programmer, and completed a PhD in 2013 on combining Haskell with dependent types.
Chris is Chief Engineer for Iris Connect who provide web/video platform to help professionals to record, develop and share their practice.