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For an imperative programmer, switching to a functional paradigm can be a confusing transition. It's easy to become overwhelmed by concepts such as immutability, anonymous functions, Category Theory, and application of referential transparency.
In this talk, you will explore the experience from coaching imperative developers into FP and Scala, to learn how to introduce functional concepts in a logical order without confusing or losing the learners.
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Teaching Scala without side effects
Ben Parker has been working in Scala for just under a year, currently as a developer with Inviqa. Part of his role at Inviqa has been to introduce Scala to other areas of the business - this has included giving two training courses to PHP developers.