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What are typeclasses and why you should care

10th December 2015 in London at Business Design Centre

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Typeclasses are a core pattern in Scala. Even if you don't know what they are, there's a pretty good chance you've used one, yet there's no typeclass keyword and so the concept can seem elusive.  In this talk Phil will explore the process of writing a simple typeclass to show the key elements of their construction and illustrate why they provide a more compelling way of defining common behaviours than traits. 

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What are typeclasses and why you should care

Philip Wills

Phil is a Senior Developer Manager at the Guardian.