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What we learned from building full-stack web applications in F#

11th June 2015 in London at Skills Matter

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In recent years, there has been a push to promote so-called isomorphic web applications: the same JavaScript code is able to run both on the server and the client. This allows a very fluid and uncluttered style of development. It also helps keep code DRY and provides opportunities for client-server interactions that would otherwise be complex to set up.

However these advantages are not exclusively available in JavaScript. Thanks to its F#-to-JavaScript compiler, WebSharper allows the same benefits combined with the strict typing and terse syntax of F#. It provides a set of abstractions for server-side, client-side and multi-tiered code that greatly enhance modularity and composability. In this session Loïc presents a number of case studies where this style has boosted productivity in his team and enabled them to deliver applications with much less code and in much less time.

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What we learned from building full-stack web applications in F#

Loïc Denuzière

Interested in functional programming almost since he started programming, Loïc Denuzière has dabbled in F#, OCaml, Haskell, Common Lisp and many others. Loïc currently divides his time between working on the WebSharper ecosystem and using it for various projects at IntelliFactory.